It is believed that many of the practices, rituals, and traditions have been used for centuries, possibly even millenniums which makes finding the creation of Hinduism quite impossible. Cultural programs are also held in schools and colleges after the worshipping of the deity is over. . Normally students wear new dress on this day. The veena played by her is a divine instrument of the music of the cosmos and connects the arts to knowledge. She bestows vidya which means learning.
It used to land upon the heads of those who stood in the front rows. Books, pens and inkpots are kept in front of the image on one platform. The next evening the image is taken in a procession to the river and immersed in the water. In many places, people whorship her without any image. The Basant utsav begins with the day of the Saraswati Puja. According to Vedas, Goddess Saraswati was referred as the water idol and is honored for her purifying and enriching powers.
Worship of the divine Goddess of learning Saraswati begins with Saraswati avahan, which is the invocation of the Goddess when the primary star or moola nakshatra is on accent and the puja concludes on Vijayadasami. There is a strong belief, if you please the Goddess Saraswati she may grant you with a lot of knowledge and talents. To this day, scientists believe that the river still flows underneath the Thar and attempts are on to trace the river. This worship is celebrated with great glee in Eastern India, North Western Bangladesh, Nepal and many other nations. The people of India, in general, ignorant of royal grandeur. Sure, Durga Puja is the biggest celebration of West Bengal but, they will always check the Saraswati Puja date first as soon as the calendar arrives.
The image looks sublime and the atmosphere grand. Many Bengali families bring Goddess Saraswati idol to home and worship the goddess to get her blessings. Since Saraswati was the goddess of knowledge she lacked the phenomenon of being punctual. Some historians believe that this river flowed from south to west and was more in Rajasthan and Punjab before it joined the Arabian Sea. There is a lot fun and excitement on Saraswati Puja. As is the Goddess of learning, it is a popular festival among students in various parts of India, namely the stares of Orissa, West Bengal, and Bihar.
Preparation for the celebration begins with the collection, of subscription from the students. Everything that we see today is the result of their reunion alone. One important ritual observed during the worshipping of Goddess Saraswati is breaking a coconut in front of the idol. In this festival little girls wear yellow saris and perform the puja, dances and poetry recitations for the goddess of learning. With her other two hands, Saraswati plays the music of love and life on a string instrument called the veena. She puts on a white saree.
It is sad to note that sometimes students indulge in undesirable merriments. One important ritual observed during the worshipping of Goddess Saraswati is breaking a coconut in front of the idol. It is believed that goddess Saraswati endows human beings with the powers of speech, wisdom, and learning. Moksha is described as a union is two distinctly different ways. She nursed him back to health and taught him the error in his desires and the lessons to his liberation. The Saraswati then flowed into the Arabian Sea at the Great Rann delta. She brings with her a bearer, white duck.
Goddess Saraswati is the ocean of wisdom and enlivens consciousness. Rather the idols are delicately crafted portable-sized ones which can be easily carried in our hands and which will fit inside our houses. They learn qualities like leadership, team building, co-operation. It is the most important aspect of the celebrations. It goes into the story of how the holidays and ceremonies came to be. Once the puja has been conducted by the priest and celebrated by family members, 'Prashad' is distributed to family members and neighbors.
She is believed to have invented Sanskrit, the language of the religious scriptures and the erudite intellectuals. Thereafter they can achieve higher wisdom and insight into the life of things and can attain moksha or salvation of the soul. Since there is no account in the Vedas as to its location, one can only go alongwith one or the other theory of those that are doing research. The day fixed for the Puja is the fifth day of the full moon. Students enjoy the festival with great excitement and happiness. The priest is generally the pandit of the school.