Sunday, 14 January 2018

Religion Influences on Saraswati Puja

Religion Influences on Saraswati Puja
Vasanta Panchani or Saraswati Puja is a popular Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess of Learning Saraswati, who is deity of knowledge, music and art. She is generally shown seated on a white lotus.
  • Saraswati Puja In Eastern India: In the Eastern part of India like West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Bihar And Assam Saraswati Puja  is celebrate in Mugh month (January to February). It coincides with Vasanta Panchami that is the fifth day of a bright fortnight of the lunar month of Mugh. Children place their books near the goddess Saraswati's statue. That day children never read books, that day is called ' No study Day'.
  • Saraswati Puja in South India: In the southern part of India like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh Saraswati Puja is as known as Navaratri. Navaratri literally means 'Nine Nights' but the actual celebrations continue during ten days, which is considered an Vijaya Dashami or the Victorious 10th Day. Navaratri starts with the new moon day of the bright fortnight of the Sarad Ritu (Autumn) during September to October. The festival celebrates the power of the feminine aspect of divinity or shakti. the last two or three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati in South India......
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