Saraswati Puja today
Saraswati Puja, one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community, will be celebrated today.
The Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as Goddess Saraswati was born on this day. The day is called 'Vasant Panchami'.
As Saraswati is considered as the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge, Hindu devotees, especially students, celebrate the Saraswati Puja in different educational institutions and temples.
Traditionally, the students of Dhaka University's Jagannath Hall celebrate the Puja setting up 35-40 mandaps, which every year turn into the main attraction of the celebrations.
The Puja is also arranged at DU dormitories of girls, Dhaka College, Eden Girls' College, Buet, Dhakeshwari Mandir, Siddeshwari Temple, Ramkrishna Mission and temples in Tantibazar, Shankharibazar, Banglabazar, Mohakhali and Farmgate areas in the city.
On the occasion, President Iajuddin Ahmed and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages greeted the Hindu community.
In her message, Sheikh Hasina said Saraswati is the Goddess of learning, speech and music, and also the symbol of justice and beauty.
She hoped that everyone would come forward for the country's overall development upholding the traditional communal harmony and fraternity in the society.