Saraswati Puja is a celebration of Basant Panchami, arrival of spring . Saraswati , ancient goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts symoolizes creative energy and power in all its form. The season and festival also reflects the agricultural fields which are ripening with yellow flowers of mustard crop, which Hindus associate with Saraswati’s favorite color.
People dress in yellow saris or shirts or accessories, share yellow colored snacks and sweets. Some add saffron to their rice then eat yellow cooked rice as a part of an elaborate feast.Many families mark this day by sitting with babies and young children, encouraging their children to write their first words with their fingers, some just study or create music together.
We here celebrate Saraswati puja at Portland Hindu Temple. Its not only the pujo which is definitely interesting but also the whole preparation of decoration, cutting fruits & vegetables and finally cooking together . Its not an event to miss.
Look at pictures from last Saraswati Puja under Past Events