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Significance of Saraswati Puja (Basant Panchami) in Student's Life

Urvashi Shah
7 to 11 years

Created by Urvashi Shah
Updated on Jan 30, 2020

Significance of Saraswati Puja Basant Panchami in Students Life
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In 2020, This year every Hindu devotee celebrating Basant Panchami/Saraswati puja on 29 January. On Saraswati Puja, followers of Hindu religion pray to goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, and celebrate the day. Saraswati Puja also celebrated as Vasant Panchami, one of the major annual events celebrated in our Indian culture. Draped in a white silk saree, Goddess Saraswati is an embodiment of wisdom, knowledge, and learning. One of her hands holds a rosary, the other a book while the other two hands focus on playing the musical instrument 'Veena'. The deity sits on an inverted lotus symbolizing knowledge while her vehicle is a white swan.

This day, students are encouraged to worship Maa Saraswati because of the educational value she holds. Parents in India encouraged to worship goddess Saraswati right from their childhood. This is why you must teach your child the significance of Saraswati puja.

What Is The Significance of Saraswati Puja(Vasant Panchami) in Child's Life?

Here is why you should educate the significance of Saraswati Puja or Basant Panchami to your child. Read about these 5 significances... 

  1. Knowledge is Wealth

    On this day students are encouraged to study but before that, they need to pile up their books in front of the idol of Goddess Saraswati in order to seek her blessings. It is only through knowledge that an individual can conquer the world, which is why much emphasis has been given to knowledge and wisdom in the life of a student.
  2. Art and Music

    She is also the goddess of art and music. The Goddess encourages all sorts of arts and music apart from educational knowledge. If you have noticed ever, a number of schools and colleges have an idol of Goddess Saraswati. A child should seek the blessings of this goddess in order to excel in all spheres of life.
  3. Peace

    With her unwavering stance that showcases – peace, knowledge, and love for her devotees – Mata Saraswati is a gentle avatar of Maa Durga. Goddess Saraswati is seen on the peaceful lake of the mind, bestowing the peace of silent meditation, which is necessary for today's fast-paced life. Meditation and remaining calm is an important aspect in every student's life which helps him/her attain purity and wisdom.
  4. Follow Traditions

    Doing Saraswati Puja every year encourages a child to follow the traditional rituals in this modern world. This helps a child to stay in touch with the customs and traditions despite gaining knowledge of the world. It also helps one stay grounded and not get blown away by false egos.
  5. Being Spiritual

    Apart from engaging in all sorts of arts and music, students learn to become spiritual and respectful. They learn qualities like team-building, leadership, and corporation. Instilling the feeling of brotherhood, it also teaches students to interact with one another peacefully and strengthen their bond.


On this day of Vasant Panchami, when everyone seeks blessings from Maa Saraswati, educate your child to be humble and kind to achieve great success in life. Did you find the blog on the significance of Saraswati Puja useful? Share your thoughts and views with us in the comments section below.


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| Jan 22, 2018

My kids wait for this day every year as they get to do Puja and have special 'meetha kesar chawal' after that as prasad. also they love to hear the significance of this Puja.. very relevant blog. thanks for sharing!

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