Saraswati Puja is observed mainly during Basant Panchami and Navratri in a year. Saraswati Puja 2013 during Basant Panchami is on February 15 and during Navratri it is from October 11 to October 13, 2013. Saraswati Puja is the worship of Hindu goddess of learning. In Kerala, Saraswati Puja is known as Vidyarambham and it is observed on the Vijaya Dasami day and in 2013, it is on October 14.
Saraswathi Puja on Basant Panchami – February 15, 2013 – Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami (January - February) day is observed annually in North and Eastern parts of
. The main event on the day is the initiation of children into the world of letters and knowledge. Children are taught to read and write for the first time on this day. The day is considered to be the most auspicious day in a year to initiate children into the world of learning. Education institutions organize special Saraswati puja on this day. India
Saraswathi Puja During Saran Navratri - Saraswati Puja is also observed during Navratri (October – November) in North and western parts of
. The puja includes worship of a new idol of Goddess Saraswati and its final immersion in a water body. India
- Saraswati Avahan – October 11, 2013
- Saraswati Pujan – October 12, 2013
- Saraswati Visarjan – October 13, 2013
Navratri Saraswati Puja in South India
South India during Navratri, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on the last three days of Navratri. In 2012 this if from October 11 to October 13.
On the Navratri Vijaya Dashami day, children are initiated into the world of learning in Kerala. This ceremony is known as Vidya Arambham and it is on October 14, 2013.
Goddess Saraswathi, or Sarasvati, is the Goddess of wisdom and learning in Hinduism.