Saraswati puja is commonly referred to as Saraswati Pradhan Puja. 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 is a very special day that is celebrated on the second day of Durga Puja and holds a very important part of the 10th  day festival of Navaratri.

Saraswati Puja 2019 is on October 05 Saturday

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When it is celebrated?

The festival of Saraswati Puja falls between September and October. It also marks the beginning of the spring season. It is one of the nine days of Navaratri.

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.

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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.

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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. On the tenth day of Navaratri, Vidyarambham is celebrated- a day when children are blessed and first introduced to the world of letters.

Important Timings On Saraswati Puja

SunriseOctober 05, 2019 6:23 AM
SunsetOctober 05, 2019 6:07 PM
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra Begins October 05, 2019 1:18 PM
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra EndsOctober 06, 2019 3:03 PM
Purva Ashadha Puja Muhurat October 05, 3:46 PM - October 05, 6:07 PM
Place : Ujjain [ India ]   See More

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.

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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.


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 2016 & 2026

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
2025Tuesday, 30th of September
2026Saturday, 17th of October

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