Past Event details
Saraswati Puja in Abhyudaya Academic school(21-Jan-2018)
Saraswati Puja is also commonly known as Basant Panchami. Basant Panchami is primarily a cultural festival that marks the arrival of Spring. The people of the Panjab wear yellow clothes and eat yellow rice to emulate the yellow mustard (sarson) flower fields, or play by flying kites.The Vasant Panchami also marks the start of preparation for Holika bonfire and Holi, which occurs forty days later.
For many Hindus, Vasant Panchami is the festival dedicated to goddess Saraswati who is their ancient goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts. She is the wife of Brahma, and she symbolizes creative energy and power in all its form, including longing and love (kama). The season and festival also reflects the agricultural fields which are ripening with yellow flowers of mustard crop, which Hindus associate with Saraswati's favorite color. People dress in yellow saris or shirts or accessories, share yellow colored snacks and sweets. Some add saffron to their rice then eat yellow cooked rice as a part of an elaborate feast.
Many families mark this day by sitting with babies and young children, encouraging their children to write their first words with their fingers, some just study or create music together. The day before Vasant Panchami, Saraswati's temples are filled with food so that she can join the celebrants in the traditional feasting the following morning. In temples and educational institutions, statues of Saraswati are dressed in yellow and worshiped. Many educational institutions arrange special prayers or pujas in the morning to seek blessing of the goddess. Poetic and musical gatherings are held in some communities in reverence for Saraswati.
In Nepal, Bihar and eastern states of India such as West Bengal, Oridsa and Assam, people visit her temples and worship her (Saraswati Puja). Most of the schools arrange special Saraswati puja for their students in their premises. In Bangladesh, all major educational institutes and universities observe it with holiday and a special puja.
In southern states such as Andhra Pradesh, the same day is called Sri Panchami where "Sri" refers to her as another aspect of the one goddess Devi.
On this day we celebrated it will all kinds of functions held for junior and senior students. As well as for women's. We had a proper sequence Puja on this day and then distributted Prashads accordingly. The next day was followed with full fledged Hindu Bhasan of the Godess.
Thus, this event was conducted in reference to our New School's Opening. We first brought the Godess of Knowlegde in School and further went with the Grand Opening of our School i.e. Abhyudaya Academic School in Shiv Shakti Nagar, Kokar, Ranchi(834001), Jharkhand.