Saraswati Puja 2014 dates – Saraswathi Pooja 2014 during Basant Panchami and Navratri

Saraswati Puja is observed mainly during Basant Panchami and Navratri in a year. Saraswati Puja 2014 during Basant Panchami is on February 4 and during Navratri it is from October 1 to October 3, 2014. 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 2014, it is on October 3.

Saraswathi Puja on Basant Panchami – February 4, 2014 – 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 1, 2014
  • Saraswati Pujan – October 2, 2014
  • Saraswati Visarjan – October 3, 2014
Navratri Saraswati Puja in South India
In South India during Navratri, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on the last three days of Navratri. In 2014 this if from October 2 to October 3.

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 3, 2014.

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