Saraswati Puja takes place in a spring season. During her worship time Vasant Panchami festival also celebrated with a massive excitement. She is called as a “Mother of The Vedas”. She is considered a creation of Lord Brahma. According to Skanda Puran, she is related with lord Shiva and his son Ganesh.

Maa Saraswati- A Form of Saraswati:

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Saraswati Maa

The trinity of goddess Kali, Saraswati and goddess Lakshmi is known as a Maha Saraswati. Maha Saraswati has eight arms. It is considered that Maha Saraswati is a daughter of goddess Gowri. She had killed Shumbha and other demons. She supports the base of three worlds.

How to Perform Saraswati Puja :

According to Vedic calendar, Saraswati Puja takes place on the fifth day of Magh month. On this day, people keep their books and instruments in front of goddess picture or statue and worship her.

It is believed that on this occasion book reading is not permitted. Devotees offered honey to goddess Saraswati. Honey signifies a perfect and true knowledge.

In the south states Saraswati Puja observed during the Navratri time, a nine day long celebration dedicated to goddess Shakti. Mentors or Gurus are also worshiped on this day as a personification of goddess Saraswati.

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Vasant Panchami Festival:

Saraswati puja is a one of the most religious occasion in India. It is celebrated on the Vasant Panchami. It is also known as ‘Shree Panchami’. The day is totally committed to goddess Saraswati.

She is worshiped on this day. She has an ‘asana of white lotus’. She holds four things in her four arms. These things are given in the below-

Basant Flower

Basant Flower

1). A book

She has a book of holy Vedas. It represents heavenly, eternal and real knowledge.

2). A Rosary

In one arm, she has a crystals rosary. It defines her power of holiness and meditation.

3). A Pot

She has also a pot that is filled with hallow water. It show the formation and cleansing powers of goddess Saraswati.

4). The Vina

She has a musical instrument also that called ‘Vina’. It demonstrate her excellence of music and arts.

She rides a white swan. It is said that if offered a mixture of water and milk to swan, he able to drink only milk. Thus, the white swan symbolizes favoritism between the good and bad things. Because of her relation with swan, that is (more…)

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