Saraswati Pooja

Saraswati Puja is a special occasion for students all over India. Worship of goddess of learning holds special meaning in institutes.

Goddess Saraswati is an Indian Hindu deity who is associated with not only formal education of sciences and language, but also all forms of arts. On the fifth day of Magha, also known as Vasant Panchami, Saraswati Puja is celebrated by students from all walks of life in Eastern India. Radiant in White, Goddess Saraswati mirrors absolute truth. Alternatively, she is also dressed in Yellow which is the colour of the season. White is favoured colour for Goddess as it symbolizes purity in knowledge. Even her vahana Swan is of purest white. Traditionally It has been known to separate milk from water i.e. Able to distinguish between good and evil. She holds these items in her hand:
Veena: It represents all the art form : music, dance, painting and other creative art forms.
Tamrapatra: It represents the Vedas and the science and knowledge that emanate from it
Rosary: Not your usual rosary, but one made of crystal lays emphasis on meditation and spiritual awakening which will lead us to God. Fresh seasonal fruits like Indian Plum, Yam Beans, Black carrots are specially offered to deity. Coloured powder or Abeer is also an essential item in the ritual. White flowers or flowers in the hues of yellow are offered to goddess. A special mantra is recited to invoke goddess:


  • Start date 2016-02-13
  • End date 2016-02-13
  • Contribution : Come with Flower


  • Place Paathshala Institute
  • Street DLW-BHU Road
  • City Varanasi


  • Co-ordinator : Indu Mam
  • Volunteer : Suraj, Adamya, Pradeep
  • Decorator : Sharanya, Gaurav

Photos of Saraswati Pooja on 2016-02-13