- Avg. Preparation Time : 90 Min
- Puja Performance Duration : 6 Hrs
- Days : 1
- No of Pandits Required : 1
Saraswati Puja is the ritual worship of the goddess Saraswati. The festival is celebrated in the month of January-February in India. Saraswati is considered the goddess of knowledge and learning. Saraswati literally means ‘the flowing one’.
Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom, art and music is the daughter of lord Shiva and goddess Durga. She is clothed in white as a symbol of purity. Since Saraswati is the goddess of learning, this festival has special significance for the students and they pray most enthusiastically to her.
The color yellow is given special importance on this day. On this day, Saraswati is dressed in yellow garments and worshipped. People prefer to wear yellow clothes on this holy day. Sweets of yellowish color are distributed among relatives and friends. The youngest girl of the family wears a yellow saree as a custom. All the young people living in the locality gather in the pandal to celebrate the occasion. Devotional music blares in the pandals and the children enjoy themselves.
Saraswati puja is an important occasion in West Bengal. The day has been declared a state holiday. The pujas are held in every locality and in a most homes as well.