Saraswati Puja is one of the greatest festivals of Hindus. It is mainly the festival of students at large. As you know, Goddess Saraswati is associated with the Goddess of knowledge, learning, art, career, and Music etc. Saraswati Puja is done on the day of Vasant Panchami. This Puja should be done with dedication and spirituality.
There are some steps that should be followed by the worshipper to get the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. A proper method of Puja is followed by our priests that will be helpful to get desired results. Get blessed with the power of wisdom and intellectuality.
The thinking level of the devotee gets to lift up. Saraswati is very much respected among the people who are dedicated to the art, be it painting, writing, dancing, singing or playing musical instruments.
Students pile up their books in front of the deity earnestly seeking her blessings. On this auspicious occasion of Saraswati Puja, students are allowed to study.
Worshipping Lord Saraswati increases and hones your skills. You become more talented, experienced and skilled. Goddess Saraswati is the sign of purity and peace. When performing Saraswati puja, you get overwhelmed with the tranquility of the mind. She signifies the culture, arts, learning, and knowledge.
Saraswati puja is celebrated at home as well. Homes are decorated with decorations and several forms of art work. Students place books near the goddess and worship her to obtain the gift of knowledge and blessings to do well in their studies. Reading books or studying is not allowed on this day.
Children and students are happy on this day as they do not have to study. Once the puja has been conducted by the priest and celebrated by family members, ‘prashad’ is distributed to family members and neighbours. Flowers and leaves of tulsi, mango blossoms, and barley sheaves are offered at the goddess’s feet.
At the conclusion of the puja the goddess is worshipped once again and the books are removed. The deity is then taken for immersion the next evening. This concludes Saraswati Puja celebrations. Students enjoy the festival with great excitement and happiness. The next day (February 11, 2019) is the day of ‘visarjan’ or immersion. In this day the image is immersed in the local pond or river.