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Hinduism - What Is A Traditional 'Pustaka'?

 

A book typically formed of palm leaves joined by a thread flowing through a hole punched in the center and protected by a wooden cover on top and bottom to prevent the leaves from being twisted or damaged.

The goddess Saraswati is most firmly connected with the book in Indian iconography, in line with her role as patron Goddess of the arts, culture, and learning.

It is also often shown as one of the deity Brahma's possessions.


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