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Saraswathi Puja in Different Parts of India

Saraswati Puja, the worship of Hindu goddess of learning, is observed during Navratri or Navratra (September - October) for three days. Another important Saraswathi Puja is held in Magh month (January - February) on Vasant Panchami day in North India and Eastern parts of Indian. This is a major event in Bengal and Orissa. Yet another Sarasvati Puja is the Vidya Arambham in Kerala on the day after Navratri. On the Saraswathi Puja day, the most important event is the initiation of children into the world of letters.
Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, art and music, and wisdom. She represents the creative and inspirational aspect of Shakti.
During the three days of puja, the idol of Saraswati is dressed in white or yellow color. Fresh fruits and flowers are offered to Goddess Saraswati.
Saraswati Puja is also observed during Basant Panchami (January – February) in several parts of North India, Bengal and Orissa. This is observed on the fifth day after Amavasi in the Hindu mo…