Brahmâṇī or Brahmani (Sanskrit: ब्रह्माणी), also referred to as Brāhmī (Sanskrit: ब्राह्मि) is the Shakti of Brahma. She is depicted yellow in color and with four heads. She may be depicted with four or six arms. Like Brahma, she holds a rosary or noose and kamandalu (water pot) or lotus stalk or a book or bell and is seated on a hamsa (identified with a swan or goose) as her vahana (mount or vehicle). She is also shown seated on a lotus with the hamsa on her banner. She wears various ornaments and is distinguished by her basket-shaped crown called karaṇḍa mukuṭa.