Saraswati Puja today...

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Saraswati Puja today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:10 AM, 16 February 2021  

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The Hindu community is celebrating Saraswati Puja, worshiping the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture, across the country today with maintaining health guidelines in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, on Monday greeted members of the Hindu community on the occasion of the Saraswati Puja.

On the day of Saraswati Puja, children are traditionally introduced to education and learning and this ritual is called “Hatekhori”. Toddlers are usually given a slate and chalk to scribble with on an auspicious day.

Major Hindu temples, schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions stage the festival with traditional gaiety and religious fervor.

The students, in particular, seek the blessings of goddess Saraswati in their pursuit of knowledge, art, music and culture.

The most decorative and gorgeous celebration of Saraswati Puja is usually arranged on the premises of Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University where a huge number of devotees and crowd throng to perform the religious rituals and visit the pandals circled on the playground of the university’s largest dormitory.