Saraswati Puja-Saraswati Puja 2019 Date
We are talking about the Saraswati Puja which is celebrated in the month of October; this fact is known to very less audience that Saraswati Puja is celebrated twice in the year. For most of the people, Saraswati Puja is celebrated only once and in the month of February.
Saraswati Puja which holds great value for every person of Hindu mythology is celebrated twice in the year. The first one is said to be celebrated prior to the arrival of summers in the month of February and the second one is celebrated before the arrival of winters in the month of October.
The reason behind the celebration of Saraswati Puja in the month of October is that the month comes with another great festival known as Navratri, this festival involves worshiping of nine different Indian goddess and Saraswati Mata (Indian Goddess) is one of them.
Most of us don’t even know that the festival is celebrated twice in the year but if anyone picks the Hindu calendar than one can easily see the mentioned dates of Happy Saraswati Puja in the month of October. Celebrating the festival twice in the year is definitely icing on the cake but due to lack of its awareness and acknowledgement, there is no official holiday for Saraswati Puja.
Saraswati Puja 2019 Date
Saraswati Puja of October month is not celebrated only for one day like Saraswati Puja of February month but there is a series of days with different names and with different purpose of pray.
Just after starting of Navratri, Saraswati Puja also starts and the date changes every year according to the position of stars and planets as stars and planets play a very vital role in Hindu Mythology.
Saraswati Puja 2019 Date will start on 4th of October and that will be called as starting day of Day one of Saraswati Puja. The day starts on the fourth day of Navratri which is also known as “Shashthi”. The starting date will be known as “Saraswati Avahan” which means with prayers and love the goddess will be called and welcomed. The starting day holds great importance as the day involves very tough prayers and all the prayers have to be done with ancient rules so that the goddess can arrive. Also, the statue of Goddess Saraswati is brought to the location and the statue is welcomed with flowers and a new dress.
The second day starts with the joy of the previous day and called the Second day of Saraswati Puja. The day falls on the fifth day of Navratri and also called as “Saptami”.In 2019, the date will be 5th of October and the day will be known as “Saraswati Puja”. This day is also known as official and actual date for Saraswati Puja. The day involves “Havan” and many other methods of worshiping. There are happiness and joy all around and people share different fruits and other sweets after the pooja.
The third and fourth day is called “Saraswati Balidan” and “Saraswati Visarjan” which falls on the sixth and seventh day of Navratri and the day is also called as “Ashtami” and “Navami”. The last days is basically celebrated on the going of the goddess, it is called that after the arrival and celebration, the goddess has to return to her place and these last two days includes the process of ending the festival. The festival is ended by putting the statue into a lake, river or any other water body. In this way, the goddess returns to her place. The status is brought near a lake with loud music and colours which shows the happiness of people.
Happy Saraswati Puja
The goddess Saraswati is said to be the goddess of knowledge and hence the goddess is widely prayed in the nation. Every festival comes with its own value and own happiness but Saraswati Puja is surely one of the best. The motive for any festival is to spread love and happiness, the word “Happy Saraswati Puja” is love and happiness in its own terms.
It always feels good and joyful to wish anyone and in the same manner, the phrase Happy Saraswati Puja feels good. But every festival comes with a crowd and many other dangers; one should celebrate the festival in being the boundaries of safety and Happy Saraswati Puja to all.