Preparations for Saraswati Puja at Sanskrit College, Kolkata are in full swing

By Ujjwal Roy |
04 February 2022 22:39 STI

Calcutta (West Bengal) [India]Feb. 4 (ANI): Preparations for Saraswati Puja are in full swing Friday at Sanskrit College and University, Kolkata.
Saraswati Puja is considered the biggest student festival in West Bengal. It will be celebrated this year on February 5.
Earlier this month, the West Bengal Heritage Commission declared the 198-year-old Sanskrit college and university as a heritage structure. Sanskrit College was established in 1824.

This achievement is reflected in the Saraswati Puja celebrations at Sanskrit College and University.
Sanskrit College and University students are busy decorating the puja mandap. Some draw alpana. Cut-outs and photographs of heritage structures and events were displayed in the college lobby.

Manisha Roy, a student from the English department said, “Earlier, we weren’t sure if the puja would take place or not. After the announcement on February 3, we all came to the university and took care of the preparations. This year our Saraswati puja theme is “Heritage”. We are all very excited since we reunite and celebrate the festival together after two years. I can’t express the joy in words.”
Another student, Vikram Vijay Pratihar, said: “Life stopped in those two years. For the past two years, we have not been able to celebrate Saraswati Puja with pomp and show. Saraswati Puja is the biggest festival for students. We are grateful to the government and authorities for giving permission to reopen the colleges.”

“Now re-opening of the college, heritage status of our college and Saraswati Puja, all three have met on the spot. Our theme of Saraswati puja is ‘Heritage’ in line with the ‘heritage’ status granted by the Government of India. “State. We are about to become 200 years as a college,” Vikram told ANI.
Celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Magha (month) of the Hindu calendar, Saraswati Puja is also celebrated as Basant Panchami in some parts of India. It is the festival that marks the arrival of spring in India.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma is believed to have created the universe on this day. It is also believed that Goddess Durga gave birth to Goddess Saraswati on this day.

The significance of the occasion is huge in Hindu culture as the day is considered auspicious to start a new job, get married or have a housewarming party (Grah Pravesh). (ANI)

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