GODDESS SARASWATI from ARABIA. Goddess Saraswati on a Swan from PRE-ISLAMIC SAUDI ARABIA Preserved & displayed at the BRITISH MUSEUM. It’s a PROOF Of VEDIC Roots in Pre-Islamic Arabia!
While Saraswati Puja is being celebrated by Hindus, a photo of the Saraswati statue claiming to have been found in Saudi Arabia is being circulated on social media. Some users have also added that the image of pre-Islamic Saudi Arabia shows the goddess Saraswati riding a swan carrier preserved and displayed at the British Museum which can be seen here and here. Come, let’s check the authenticity of this viral claim.
What’s the truth?
A Google reverse image search of the Saraswati statue found in Saudi Arabia revealed that it is an Aphrodite statue found in Cyprus.
An article titled ‘Mother Goose in Dorset’ has been published on ‘The grammar of matter’ on 24th July 2014. It also has an image of an idol claimed as Lord Saraswati. Below the picture it says ‘Aphrodite riding a goose’.
Also the same picture has been posted on the ‘British Museum’ site. It is said to be a flint statue of Aphrodite. This statue belongs to the period 3 BC – 2 BC and it is said to have been found in Cyprus.The same information can be found on some other sites as well.
In our search, the information circulating about the Saraswati idol in Saudi Arabia is not true. This is a statue of the Greek goddess Aphrodite found in Cyprus.