SARASWATI PUJA: WORSHIPING THE GODDESS OF KNOWLEDGE
16 Feb 2021
Saraswati Puja is celebrated to revere Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning, and the consort of Lord Brahma.
Students of all ages celebrate Saraswati Puja with much devotion and love to invoke the blessings of the Goddess and receive her boon for academics.
It is celebrated on the 5th day of Magha (month) in the Hindu calendar.
Saraswati Puja is linked to Vasant Panchami, as it marks the beginning of the spring season on the fifth of the Magha month. Depending on different regions, the festival is dedicated to goddess Saraswati, as the season brings forth the ripening of the yellow flowers of mustard, which Hindus associate with Saraswati's favourite colour.
In Bihar and Jharkhand, Vasant Panchami is commonly known as Saraswati Puja, and it is worshipped in schools, colleges, educational institutes with music and dance.
In the state of Assam, Saraswati Puja brings a new life to the school and college going students, as they pray for the Goddess's blessings.
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Students put on a fresh and vivid look and throng ceremoniously to the altars of Goddess Saraswati.
Flowers are offered to the Goddess and post the prayer session, the devotees are served with grams, fruits, and khichdi.