Saraswati Puja today

January 31, 2009

Staff Reporter
Hindu community, the second largest religious community of the country, will celebrate Saraswati Puja today.
The Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as Goddess Saraswati was born on this day. The day is called ‘Vasant Panchami’. As Saraswati is considered the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge, Hindu devotees, especially students, celebrate the Saraswati Puja in different educational institutions and temples.
Traditionally, the students of Dhaka University’s Jagannath Hall celebrate the puja setting up 35-40 mandaps, which every year┬áturn into the main attraction of the celebrations.
The Puja is also arranged in DU dormitories of girls, Dhaka College, Eden Girls College, BUET, Dhakeswari Mandir, Siddheswari Temple, Ramkrishna Mission and temples in Tantibazar, Shankharibazar, Banglabazar, Mohakhali and Farmgate areas in the city.
On the occasion, President Professor Iajuddin Ahmed and PrimeMinister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages greeted the Hindu community.
In her message, Sheikh Hasina said Saraswati is the Goddess of learning, speech and music, and also the symbol of justice and beauty.
She hoped that everyone would come forward for the country’s overall development upholding the traditional communal harmony and fraternity in the society.


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