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Food Offerings Made to Goddess Saraswati

The food offering made to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and knowledge in Hinduism, is very unique. This unique Prasad for Goddess Saraswathi is made of five seeds which are believed to provide essential nutrients for the brain. The offering is made during the worship of Saraswati in Magh month (Saraswathi Jayanti) and also during Saraswati puja during Navratri.

The five items that are part of offering are bamboo shoot (Banslochan), misri (sugar) nuts, cardamom, lotus stems and lotus seeds.