Saraswati Puja tomorrow...

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Saraswati Puja tomorrow

 Desk Report

 Published: 10:17 PM, 15 February 2021  

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

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, today 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 the 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 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.