calendar icon Wed, January 29, 2020

One of the most popular festivals in India, it is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. It is called Saraswati Puja in the state of West Bengal, where it is celebrated on a grand scale. Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day of the month of Magh in the Hindu calendar, i.e between January and February.

How is it celebrated?
On this day, students and youngsters worship Goddess Saraswati, who is believed to bestow knowledge upon her devotees. She is considered the symbol of learning and musical and artistic skills. Ceremonies are organised all over the country, in which children are taught to write in front of the idol of the Goddess. Traditionally, people dress in yellow and the idol is also draped in yellow or white.