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Saraswathy pooja: Celebrating the Goddess of wisdom

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Saraswathy Pooja was celebrated on September 27th 2009. Saraswathy is the Goddess of wisdom. Today is the ninth night of Navarathri festival.

Navarathri literally means nine nights. The nine nights are divided into three nights each dedicated for Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathy. Navarathri began on September 19th 2009.

Special poojas were held at the temples. Hindus celebrated Saraswathy Pooja at homes at dusk. Homes were purified, decorated with fresh flower garlands and Kolam.

Many savouries such as Aval, boiled and fried chick pea, sweet rice, vadai, and variety of fruits were offered to the Goddess on this special day.


Books, equipments used for profession, musical instruments are kept in front of the deity Saraswathy for her blessings.

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Realated feature in Tamil: படத் திரட்டும் ஒலி வடிவமும்: சரஸ்வதி பூசை

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