Yet another evidence that Sanatana Dharma existed throughout the world , later carried to various parts,modified to suit the local customs.
That those customs were also similar to those followed by Sanatana Dharma.
Benzaiten (, ) istheJapanesenameofthegoddessSaraswati; therewasanimportantriverinancientIndiaofthisname (seeVedicSaraswatiRiver). WorshipofBenzaitenarrivedinJapanduringthe6ththrough8thcenturies, mainlyviatheChinesetranslationsofthe “SutraofGoldenLight“, whichhasasectiondevotedtoher. SheisalsomentionedintheLotusSutra.
HerSanskritnameis “SarasvatîDevî“, whichmeans “flowingwater“, andsoBenzaitenisthegoddessofeverythingthatflows:water, words (andknowledge, byextension), speech, eloquence, and
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