Goddess Saraswati or Saraswati Devi is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, learning, wisdom and music, and hence, is the most popular among students of all domains. It is believed that Goddess Saraswati is the creator and donor of knowledge and bestows the power of wisdom, learning, music and arts on people.

When is Saraswati Puja?

Saraswati Puja is celebrated twice a year - one on the day of Ayudha Puja during the Navaratri festival days (popular in South India) in September/October and the other on the day of Vasant Panchami in January/February. Saraswati Puja during Vasant Panchami is celebrated throughout India and is more popular among the two.

Navratri Saraswati puja rituals starts on October 22, Thursday and Ayudha Puja / Saraswati Puja 2020 is on October 25, Sunday

Purva Ashadha Puja Muhurat : October 22, 6:31 am - October 22, 12:11 pm

Basant panchami Saraswati puja is on February 16, 2021 Tuesday

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Saraswati Puja (Hindi: सरस्वती पूजा, Gujarati: સરસ્વતી પૂજા, Tamil: சரஸ்வதி பூஜை, Telugu: సరస్వతి పూజ, Malayalam: സരസ്വതി പൂജ) is an auspicious day dedicated to worshipping Goddess Saraswati and seeking her blessings. On the day of Saraswati Puja, young children embark on their first step to education as the day is considered most auspicious for beginning learning in any field.

Saraswati Puja Calendar 2020

Saraswati Pooja RitualDateNakshatra
Saraswati AvahanOctober 21, WednesdayMool Nakshatra
Saraswati PujaOctober 22, ThursdayPurva Ashadha Nakshatra
Saraswati BalidanOctober 23, FridayUttara Ashadha Nakshatra
Saraswati VisarjanOctober 23, FridayShravana Nakshatra
Saraswati Pooja/Ayudha PujaOctober 25, Sunday
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Patna: Students celebrate Saraswati Puja in Patna on Feb 13, 2016.

Where it Saraswati puja celebrated?

Saraswati puja is celebrated throughout India with great enthusiasm. Saraswati Puja is grandly celebrated in many schools and colleges all over the country. In South Indian Saraswati Puja is also celebrated as Ayudha Puja.

Significance of Saraswati Puja 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 Saraswati Puja?

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

Sunrise22 October, 2020 06:31 AM.
Sunset22 October, 2020 05:51 PM.
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra Begins 22 October, 2020 01:13 AM.
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra Ends23 October, 2020 12:59 AM.
Purva Ashadha Puja MuhuratOctober 22, 06:31 AM - October 22, 12:11 PM
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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.

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 2017 & 2027

YearDate
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
2027Thursday, 7th of October

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