Saraswati Puja in 2023 will be celebrated on two different occasions:
- Vasant Panchami Saraswati Puja: This will be celebrated on Thursday, January 26th, 2023. On January 25, Panchami Tithi starts at 12:34 PM and will end at 10:28 AM on 26th January 2023.
- Navratri Saraswati Puja: This will be celebrated from October 20-22, 2023. The first day of the puja is celebrated as Saraswati Avahan where the goddess is invoked. The second day (October 21) is celebrated as Saraswati Pradhan Puja Day which is the main day for worshipping and getting blessings from the goddess. The last day of Saraswati Puja is called Saraswati Visarjan when the goddess bids adieu to Earth and heads back home.
Please note that the dates can vary slightly based on the region and local customs.
Saraswati Puja is a significant festival that celebrates knowledge, art, and wisdom. It is a time to honor the goddess Saraswati and seek her blessings for success and prosperity in life.
The festival also holds cultural significance, promoting the importance of music, literature, and the arts in society.
Goddess Saraswati is the creator and donor of knowledge and bestows the devotees with the power of wisdom, learning, music, and arts.
This festival has great significance for scholars and students, who worship Goddess Saraswati with pure dedication and devotion to acquire knowledge and wisdom. It is believed that on this day, students and teachers alike pray to the goddess for success in their academic pursuits.
The festival is celebrated on Vasant Panchami, which marks the beginning of preparations for the spring season. It also marks the start of preparation for Holika and Holi, which occur forty days later.
On this auspicious day, rituals such as offering white-colored flowers or garlands (white lilies), dupattas, and white sweets are performed. People also dress up in yellow-colored clothes. Offerings of sweets, fruits, roli, and moli are kept in front of the Goddess Saraswati. Cultural programs are hosted at night in South India.
In summary, Saraswati Puja is a celebration of knowledge and wisdom, a tribute to the arts and music, and a time for students to seek blessings for their academic endeavors…
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