Vasant Panchami is quite famous in all over India. It is supposedly known for welcoming the spring and bid goodbye to the winter months. In this Panchami, almost every Bengali people celebrate Saraswati puja.
Saraswati puja is known as the God of knowledge. It is believed in India that whoever is going to pray Saraswati, that particular person is going to get the blessings from God so that the person gets good marks. So like this way every people especially the North Indian people believes this culture and loves to celebrate this occasion.Every students keep their books and copies near God.
In this puja all girls wear saree and the boys deck up with a kurta.The Indians believes to wear a special colour of dresses that is Yellow. We all believe that Saraswati lives this colour a lot that is why people wear this colour. But personally, I think that this yellow colour goes with the weather very much that is why this colour has been selected to wear on this special day. In this day in the morning itself, all the girls take bath and apply turmeric paste to the face. The concept is very unique, people believe that by applying this the girls will look more pretty. After that everyone prepares for the puja. People invite pandit for completion of the puja. People believe that if a pandit will not do the puja then it would an unsuccessful puja. Everyone gives different fruits and decorate the place with flowers and more things which are needed in the puja. There is a ritual for giving an odd number of fruits like 3,5,7 and etc. Several types of foods are given to God. Arti is an important part of the total puja.
After the puja, people distribute prasad in everyone’s houses. This day is also celebrated as Bengalis Valentine’s day. Like this way, the puja is being celebrated.