Sarada is not my real name: my birth name is contained within the title of this blog. It came about like this: living in a yoga centre, I was invited to choose a spiritual name, and chose Sarada, pseudonym itself for Saraswati who is the goddess of wisdom and creativity. It was only years later that I thought of using it as a pen name.
So that’s it. When I’m famous you, dear reader will be able to explain with a superior air how to pronounce my name (Sha-rah-da)and just what it means.
I’m perfectly serious.