Saraswati puja is commonly referred to as ‘Vasant Panchami’, ‘Shree Panchami’ or even the ‘Basant Festival of Kites’. On the auspicious day of Saraswati puja, Hindus residing in each and every corner of the world worship Goddess Saraswati, who is known to be the Goddess of art, culture, music and knowledge. This sacred day is celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Saraswati.

Saraswati Puja 2017 was on September 28 Thursday

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Goddess Saraswati

Goddess Saraswati

When it is celebrated?

The festival of Saraswati Puja falls between January and February as per the Gregorian calendar. According to the Hindu calendar it is celebrated in the month of Magh, on the fifth day. It also marks the beginning of the spring season.

Where it is celebrated?

Saraswati puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the northern and western states of India. In South Indian it is celebrated as ‘Ayudha Puja’ with equal zeal and fervour.

Significance of celebration

According to the Hindu mythology, Goddess Saraswati is considered to be water deity and is worshipped for Her purity and enriching powers. It is also a known fact that Goddess Saraswati invented the language Sanskrit that is known to be the language of scriptures, scholars and Brahmins.

Who celebrates it?

Saraswati puja is celebrated by Hindus all across the globe. This festival is primarily significant for scholars and students who worship Goddess Saraswati with dedication to acquire wisdom and knowledge.

Important Timings On Saraswati Puja

Sunrise28-Sep-2017 06:21 AM
Sunset28-Sep-2017 18:13 PM
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra Begins 28-Sep-2017 12:57 PM
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra Ends29-Sep-2017 15:48 PM
Purva Ashadha Puja Muhurat 15:51 PM - 18:13 PM
Place : Ujjain [ India ] Time Zone : IST (+05:30)

How it is celebrated?

On the day of Saraswati puja, Hindus worship Goddess Saraswati and make offering to the Devi to seek blessings. Also Kamadeva, the lord of love is also worshipped and Brahmins are fed as a part of the customs. Pitr Tarpan, a way of worshipping ancestors is also performed on this day. Children are made to write their first words on the auspicious day of Saraswati puja. Pushpanjali is offered to please the Goddess of Knowledge.

Yellow color hold special significance on this day and people normally dress up in yellow colored clothes and make the same colored sweets as well. The Goddess herself is dressed in yellow and is offered, sweets, fruits, roli, moli and yellow colored flowers. Cultural programmes are hosted at night.

Holiday

Saraswati puja is a Gazetted holiday in India. All the public banks remain closed on this day. Schools and college are closed on Saraswati puja as a part of celebration.

Saraswati Puja festival dates between 2014 & 2024

YearDate
2014Thursday, 2nd of October
2015Monday, 19th of October
2016Sunday, 9th of October
2017Thursday, 28th of September
2018Monday, 15th of October
2019Saturday, 5th of October
2020Thursday, 22nd of October
2021Tuesday, 12th of October
2022Monday, 3rd of October
2023Saturday, 21st of October
2024Thursday, 10th of October
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