Saturday, October 01, 2011

Hindu Religion & Beliefs - Saraswati Puja

Hindu Religion & Beliefs - Saraswati Puja

It is said that a characteristic feature of a Bengali is his/her inclination towards fine arts and literature. Many believe that this talent is gifted to him/her by none other than Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom, learning and supreme knowledge. If literary abilities, verbal skills and creativity come naturally to Bengalis then there is no wonder that they are devout worshippers of Ma Saraswati, the symbol of absolute truth!

Bengalis, who first find a mention in the atharvaveda around 1000 BC, are the most ardent followers of the goddess Saraswati who is arguably the mother of the Vedas according to Hindu mythology. Bengalis worship Goddess saraswati on the day of ‘Vasant Panchami’ (the spring festival) which is actually the fifth day of the ‘Magha’ month of the Hindu calendar. As per Hindu mythology, on this day, Goddess Saraswati, daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati was born.

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