Saraswati Puja celebrated in West Bengal


Kolkata: Saraswati Puja was celebrated with great fervour and gaiety all over West Bengal on Tuesday.

While a large number of Bengali household perform Saraswati Puja at home, the rituals are also held at educational institution and clubs across the state.

Worshippers offered ‘Pushpanjali’ (floral offering) to the Goddess of Learning amid chanting of hymns.

Children are taught to write for the first time during Saraswati Puja.

Schools which reopened after remaining closed for several months due to the pandemic, also celebrated the puja with students attending the puja but strictly maintaining the COVID protocols.

It is celebrated as Basant Panchami in other parts of the country.

Culinary delicacies prepared by Bengali households on the day include khichdi, a dish prepared with rice and lentils. (PTI)