Friday, February 15, 2013

Vasant Panchami/ Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Puja is also known as Vasant Panchami. This is a Hindu festival. And on this very day, hindus worship goddess Saraswati for Knowledge, music, art and culture.

In Hindu religion, it is believed that Goddess Saraswati, the hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science, who is also the companion of Brahma, and is also revered as his Shakti (power). It was with her knowledge, that Brahma created the universe. She is a part of trinity "Saraswati", "Lakshmi" and "Parvati". All the three forms help trinity "Brahma", "Vishnu" and "Shiva" in the creation, maintenance and destruction of the Universe.

In India, many people believe if the kids write their first word on this very day, they will do well in their life and career. Traditionally during this festival children are taught to write their first words, Brahmins are invited for lunch, ancestor worship is performed and most educational institutions organize special prayer or puja for Goddess Saraswati.

Every School and colleges, perform the Puja of Goddess Saraswati on this very day, in their Campus area.

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