Saraswati Poojaa

Saraswati Poojaa

GRNCA celebrates Saraswati Puja on Monday the 22nd January 2018 at Reading UK

Saraswati Puja- The day for the diety of knowlege, art and music:


Saraswati Puja is one of the festivals celebrated in Nepal and elsewhere. Saraswati Puja is also known as Shree Panchami or Basanta Panchami.

Saraswati is a four-handed HIndu goddess, seated on a white lotus. She holds the Veena (a plucked string instrument), a book and a garland in her hands.

Greater Reading Nepalese Community Association (GRNCA) celebrates Saraswati Puja on the day of Shree Panchmi every year in Reading, UK. Parents with their children, school students and Nepalese community members celebrate the Puja very prosperously setting up a stage and decorating Saraswati’s idol with garlands, colourful lights and flags. Children and other devotees follow queue to get their roles to worship and ask for blessings. At the Puja Saraswati bhajan –bandana play by children and priest.  

Varieties of fruits, homemade sweets, haluwa etc, offer to all devotees, participants.

Teachers and parents encourage children for first writing alphabets, numbers, sketch drawings on white board and blank papers provided. There is a belief that the goddess of education Saraswati will help them excel in education.

To provide extra enjoyment and happiness for children various games play and prizes distribute by youths, the GRNCA Trustees and teachers.             

It is believed, Saraswati Puja is the best day to start learning new things. The day is very auspicious, especially for students.

According to Hindu myth, Sarawati Puja is also regarded as the best day to get start up a new business. Many religious words or songs are chanted on this day with great joys and excitements, exchanging greetings and learning new things.


GRNCA family,

Saraswati Poojaa

6th Feb, 2020

04:30 PM