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Saraswathi Puja Significance in Hinduism

Saraswati Puja, the worship of Hindu goddess of learning, is observed on the Basant Panchami (January - February) day annually in North and Eastern parts of India (January 22, 2018) and also during the last three days of Sharadiya Navratri (September - October) (October 17 to October 19, 2018). Goddess Saraswathi, or Sarasvati, is the Goddess of wisdom and learning in Hinduism.

In Maharashtra, Saraswati Puja is spread over three days:

Sarasvati Avahan - October 14
Sarasvati  Puja - October 15
Saraswati Balidan puja is on October 17

In Kerala, Saraswati Puja is observed as Vidyarambham. First the books are kept for puja on Ashtami evening and taken back on Dasami.

Vidyarambham in Kerala is on October 19.

Basant Panchami Saraswati puja and festival is of great significance in West Bengal and Orissa. Saraswathi puja is also observed by several other communities in North India on the same day. An important event on the day is the initiation of children into the world of letters on this d…