Time: between late January and early February
Dedicated to: Saraswati, the Goddess of learning
Saraswati puja is one big occasion in Kolkata that takes place during
the period between late January and early February. In fact, the day
when puja of Ma Saraswati is done is declared as a state holiday.
Calcutta Saraswati puja festival is celebrated with great pomp and show.
It is on this day that the youngest female of the family is asked to
dress up in yellow clothing. Sarswati puja of Kolkata India is dedicated
to the goddess of learning.
Saraswati puja is conducted in almost every locality of Calcutta.
People of the locality get together and assemble at the pandal to
celebrate the festivity. Kids are really enthusiastic about the puja. It
is during this puja that children pray to the goddess for their academic
success. It is usually the pundit who performs the puja. After the puja
is over, prasad is distributed to all.