Saraswati Puja 2021
Goddess Saraswati or Saraswati Devi is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, learning, wisdom, and music, and hence, is the most popular among students of all domains. It is believed that Goddess Saraswati is the creator and donor of knowledge and bestows the power of wisdom, learning, music, and arts on people.
When is Saraswati Puja?
Saraswati Puja is celebrated twice a year – one on the day of Ayudha Puja during the Navaratri festival days (popular in South India) in September/October and the other on the day of Vasant Panchami in January/February. Saraswati Puja during Vasant Panchami is celebrated throughout India and is more popular among the two.
Saraswati Puja is an auspicious day dedicated to worshipping Goddess Saraswati and seeking her blessings. On the day of Saraswati Puja, young children embark on their first step to education as the day is considered most auspicious for beginning learning in any field.
Significance of Saraswati Puja celebration
According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Saraswati is considered to be a water deity and is worshipped for Her purity and enriching powers. It is also a known fact that Goddess Saraswati invented the language Sanskrit that is known to be the language of scriptures, scholars, and Brahmins.
How it is celebrated?
On the day of Saraswati Puja, Hindus worship Goddess Saraswati and make an offering to the Devi to seek blessings. Also Kamadeva, the lord of love is also worshipped and Brahmins are fed as a part of the customs. Pitr Tarpan, a way of worshipping ancestors is also performed on this day. Children are made to write their first words on the auspicious day of Saraswati puja. Pushpanjali is offered to please the Goddess of Knowledge.
Yellow color holds special significance on this day and people normally dress up in yellow-colored clothes and make the same colored sweets as well. The Goddess herself is dressed in yellow and is offered, sweets, fruits, roli, moli, and yellow-colored flowers. Cultural programs are hosted at night.