Vasant Panchami Pooja Orders received after 5:00 PM (IST) 13-Feb, 2013 cannot
be executed on Vasant Panchami Pooja Day (14-Feb-2013). Instead Pooja will
be performed on the date selected by you and Prasadam will be sent to you.
Children are taught their first words on this day (as an auspicious beginning to learning).
Schools, colleges etc., (places of learning) organise special worship of Saraswathi.
With Her grace, the mute, it is believed, have been able to speak and people have been
blessed with the ability to write or compose poems. Musicians sing here and many even choose
to perform here first. Instrumentalists have puja performed for their instruments here.
Apart from art and culture, Goddess Saraswathi also showers Her blessings for the education
Notebooks, pencils and pens are kept at the Devi's feet for blessings and then used by the
students. A noticeboard asks the students to write their names, address and the roll number
on a piece of paper and put it in the hundi after praying for success! It is believed the
Goddess blesses them for good and positive results.
The moolavigraham enchants devotees as she is the embodiment of kindness itself. Her
expression is so serene and calm even as She is majestic. She is seated on a white lotus in
Padmasana, adorned by a pure white silk sari, has a book in Her lower left hand, Her lower
right hand showing the chinmudra, Aksharamala in Her right upper hand, and Amrithakalasam in
Her left upper hand. Both eyes are full of compassion.
Content : The Hindu