Saraswati Puja 2016 dates – Saraswathi Pooja 2016 during Navratri and Basant Pancahmi

Saraswati Puja is observed mainly during Basant Panchami and Navratri in a year. Saraswati Puja 2016 during Basant Panchami is on February 12 ( it is on Feb 13 in some parts in North India and Bengal) and during Navratri it is from October 8 to October 11, 2015. 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 2016, it is on October 11.

Saraswathi Puja on Basant Panchami – February 13, 2016 – In 2016, it will be observed on Feb 12 in western parts of India. Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami (January - February) day is observed annually in North and Eastern parts of India. 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.

Saraswathi Puja During Saran Navratri - Saraswati Puja is also observed during Navratri (October – November) in North and western parts of India. The puja includes worship of a new idol of Goddess Saraswati and its final immersion in a water body.
  • Saraswati Avahan – October 7, 2016
  • Saraswati Avahanag Puja – October 8, 2016
  • Saraswati Pujan – October 9, 2016
  • Saraswati Balidan and Visaran –  October 10, 2015
Navratri Saraswati Puja in South India
In South India during Navratri, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on the last three days of Navratri. In 2016 is from October 8 to October 11.

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 11, 2016.

Goddess Saraswathi, or Sarasvati, is the Goddess of wisdom and learning in Hinduism.