52" long. Highly decorative with a carved and painted dragon head on the peg box and seven main strings. Includes wooden case. Special delivery required. The Saraswati veena takes its name from the four-armed goddess of knowledge and learning. Saraswati literally means "one who gives the essence (sara) of our own Self (swa)". The essence of man, what separates us from the other creatures is our ability to reason and speak. These are the gifts of the goddess Saraswati, she revealed language and writing to man. Saraswati possesses all the learning's of the Vedas, scriptures, dancing, musical power and poetry. The goddess Saraswati is represented as sitting on a lotus. She holds the sacred scripture in one hand and a lotus in the other. With the third and fourth hands she plays the veena. Decorations may vary.