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FESTIVAL: Saraswathi Pooja...

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on October 5, 2011 at 4:25 AM

     Saraswati Puja is an important part of the Navaratri festival for Hindus, especially in South India.  Sarasvati Puja is observed at different times in different parts of India.  The last three days of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.


     In the above picture,The image of Goddess Saraswati depicts her sitting on a vehicle that symbolizes her supreme power.  The white swan of Saraswati symbolizes Satwa Guna (purity and discrimination),  Saraswati is shown possessing four hands and plays "Veena", an Indian string musical instrument.


     Saraswati Puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm and Hindu temples and households are full of activity on this day.  This is also a special day for school children as they observe it with great reverence.  This is because she is represented in Hindu Mythology as the Goddess of Knowledge, Music, Arts, Science, etc.


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