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Saraswati Temple
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Pooja Cost : US$ 9.00 Leadtime : 5 Days
Location : Koothanur near Poonthottam.
Main Deity : Saraswati.
Other Deities : Narthana Vinayaka.
Nearest Town : Tiruvarur District : Thiruvarur State : Tamil Nadu
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 Saraswati also showers Her blessings for the education of children.
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 source : The Hindu

5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Maasi (Magh) is the day of Vasant Panchami. Hindus all over the world celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm.
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 Saraswati.
The vehicle assigned to each of the three goddesses also symbolically represent their special powers. The white swan of Saraswati is symbolising Sattwa Guna (purity and discrimination).
Content source : www.hinduism.co.za