Monday, February 15th, 2021

Saraswati Puja Tuesday

Published 11:58 pm | February 15, 2021

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Online desk : The Hindu community is set to celebrate Saraswati Puja, worshiping the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture, across the country tomorrow with maintaining health guidelines in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, on Monday greeted members of the Hindu community on the occasion of the Saraswati Puja.

On the day of Saraswati Puja, children are traditionally introduced to education and learning and this ritual is called “Hatekhori”. Toddlers are usually given a slate and chalk to scribble with on the auspicious day.

Major Hindu temples, schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions stage the festival with traditional gaiety and religious fervor.

The students in particular seek blessings of goddess Saraswati in their pursuit of knowledge, art, music and culture.

The most decorative and gorgeous celebration of Saraswati Puja is usually arranged on the premises of Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University where a huge number of devotees and crowd throng to perform the religious rituals and visit the pandals circled on the playground of the university’s largest dormitory.

But this year, the department-wise puja arrangement will not be taken place at Jagannath Hall as the university’s dormitories remained closed for long time in the wake of the pandemic.

Saraswati Puja will be arranged at the Jagannath Hall Upasanaloy without much festivity.

The rituals of Saraswati Puja will begin in the tomorrow morning at temples and educational institutions and residences followed by offering of ‘Anjali’, distribution of Prashad, cultural function, discussion and rendering of devotional songs.

Then children will be imparted “Hatekhori” (introduction to learning) and later prashad (foodstuff devoted to the goddess) will be distributed among the devotees.

According to Hindu faith, goddess Saraswati represents power, creativity and inspiration and presents herself when the weather is pleasant and nature is in its full grandeur.

Depicted as a graceful goddess with a crescent moon adorning her brow, she is shown riding a swan or a peacock or is seated on a lotus flower.

The Puja will also be arranged at Dhakeswari National Temple, Jagannath Hall, Ram Krishna Mission, Siddheswari Temple, Farashganj, Shakhari Bazar, Tanti Bazar and different other places in old Dhaka, Banani, Ramna Kali Mandir and Maa Anandamayi Ashram and different educational institutions in the city.

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