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 with Saraswati Avahan on October 20, Friday and ends with Saraswati Visarjan on October 22, Sunday

Saraswati Puja 2022 is on October 03, Monday and Ayudha Puja/Saraswati Pooja(South India) 2022 is on October 04, Tuesday.
Basant panchami Saraswati puja is on February 14, 2024 Wednesday

Purva Ashadha Puja Muhurat : October 21, 6:30 am - October 21, 12:11 pm

Goddess Saraswati Image Source: Prokerala.com

Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on the day of Saraswati Puja

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 2023

Saraswati Pooja RitualDateNakshatra
Saraswati AvahanOctober 20, FridayMool Nakshatra
Saraswati PujaOctober 21, SaturdayPurva Ashadha Nakshatra
Saraswati BalidanOctober 22, SundayUttara Ashadha Nakshatra
Saraswati VisarjanOctober 22, SundayShravana Nakshatra
Saraswati Pooja/Ayudha PujaOctober 23, Monday
Saraswati Puja Image Source: IANS

Students celebrate Saraswati Puja

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

Sunrise21 October, 2023 06:30 AM.
Sunset21 October, 2023 05:52 PM.
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra TimingOctober 20, 08:41 PM - October 21, 07:54 PM
Purva Ashadha Puja MuhuratOctober 21, 06:30 AM - October 21, 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.


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 2020 & 2030

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
2028Tuesday, 26th of September
2029Sunday, 14th of October
2030Friday, 4th of October