The Saraswati Puja is one of the many festivals that the Hindus celebrate all over the world. It is the festival which is celebrated in honor of the Goddess of Learning – Saraswati.
It is celebrated at many occassions but the first in the year is at Vasant Panchami. This year it falls on Wed February 1st, 2017. The it is also done at the time of Dussehra. Festival is also called Sripanchami Festival.
The festival seems to be connected with old festival of basant ustav. The Basant utsav begins with the day of the Saraswati Puja.
Why it is Celebrated :
It is natural to ask why this festival is observed at such a time. The answer is plain. The people of India, in general, ignorant of royal grandeur. They have a little knowledge of the world. Their knowledge is limited to their native village. being happy with the good harvest of late winter, they find good opportunities to thank God. This they do in the form of the worship of the Goddess-one of the consorts of God.
The Special Features of the Festival
special puja is offered in front of Mother Saraswati to grant knowledge. Please do not forget to bring your books or gadgets you use for studies.
See you all on Feb 1st at 7 PM.