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Saraswati Puja 2017 dates – Saraswathi Pooja 2017 during Navratri and Basant Pancahmi

Saraswati Puja is observed mainly during Basant Panchami and Navratri in a year. Saraswati Puja 2017 during Basant Panchami is on February 1 and during Navratri it is from September 27 to September 30, 2017. 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 2017, it is on September 30.

Saraswathi Puja on Basant Panchami – February 1, 2017 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 – September 27, 2017
  • Saraswati Avahanag Puja – September 27, 2017
  • Saraswati Pujan – September 28, 2017
  • Saraswati Balidan and Visaran –  September 29, 2017
Navratri Saraswati Puja in South India
In South India during Navratri, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on the last three days of Navratri. In 2017 is from September 28, 2017 to September 30.

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 September 30, 2017.

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

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