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ORIGIN
India

Goddess of Learning, Eloquence, Music, Poetry, Speech, Rhetoric, Wealth, Longevity; Protects against natural disaster; Inventor of Sanskrit; River Goddess

Benzaiten 弁才天
Benzaiten 弁財天
Myōon Ten 妙音天
 Bionten 美音天
Benten 弁天
 Daibenzaiten
大弁才天

Biàncáitiān
Pien-ts'ai-t'ien
辯才天
瓣財天
 Miàoyīn Tiān
Miao-yin T'ien
妙音天

Sarasvati
Sarasvatī
Saraswati
 

Byeonjaecheon
Pyŏnjaech'ŏn
변재천
 
Myoeum Cheon
Myoŭm Ch'ŏn
묘음천

Sbyaṅs-can-ma

Ńag-gi-lha-mo

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BENZAITEN, Metal Statue
Goddess of Music, Arts, Learning, & Wealth


PRICE = $150
+ $20 Shipping x 5% Tax = GRAND TOTAL $178.50

Benzaiten = Japanese reading for Chinese characters
Jp. = Benzaiten  Chn. = Biàncáitiān. The term "ten" (tiān) is the Japanese (Chinese) word for celestial beings called "Deva" in Sanskrit. 

  • Metal = Brass Alloy
  • Centimeters = H 12 cm x W 12 cm x T 8.0 cm
  • Benzaiten is the patroness of music, the fine arts (dancing, acting, visual, poetry, writing), and good fortune in general. Here she is shown in her traditional form with two arms holding a four-stringed lute. She plays a major role in protecting the state and its people from evil and disasters.
  • See Benzaiten background notes for more details on iconography.

Benzaiten Metal Statue


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Size of Metal Benzaiten Statue
Size compared to adult hand

Metal Benzaiten Montage
Various views of the metal Benzaiten


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