At the beginning of creation there was chaos all over.
Brahma did not know how to bring order. While thinking over the problem he
heard a voice say that knowledge could help him achieve order. So from
Brahma's mouth emerged the magnificent figure of Saraswati- the goddess of
knowledge and wisdom. Dressed in white, she rode on a swan, with books
in one hand and the veena, a musical instrument, in the other.
By way of sense, thought, understanding, and communication she helped
Brahma see how to change chaos into creation. When she played the veena,
he heard the soothing music amidst the roar of commotion. Chaos started
taking shape; the sun, the moon, and the stars were born. The oceans
filled and seasons changed. The joyous Brahma then named Saraswati,
Vagdevi, the goddess of speech and sound. Thus Brahma became the creator
of the world with Saraswati as his source of wisdom.