Saraswati Puja is being observed

MNA Feature Desk: The Hindu community in the country is set to celebrate the Saraswati Puja nationwide on Monday worshiping the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the members of Hindu community on the occasion pointing out the heritage of interfaith harmony and the government’s commitment to ensure rights of all people.

Major Hindu temples and schools and other educational institutions including universities stage the festival with traditional gaiety and religious fervor.

The students in particular seek blessings of Goddess Saraswati in their pursuit of knowledge.

Saraswati, a mythological companion of Lord Brahma, is the personification of knowledge – arts, science and crafts.

According to Hindu faith, she represents power, creativity and inspiration and presents herself when the weather is pleasant and nature is in its full grandeur.

Depicted as a graceful woman with a crescent moon adorning her brow, she is shown riding a swan or a peacock, or is seated on a lotus flower.

In the capital, Saraswati Puja will be celebrated at Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University, Dhakeswari temple, Ram Krishna Mission, Jaganntah University, Siddheswari temple, Supreme Court premises, Farashganj, Shakhari Bazar, Tanti Bazar and different places of old Dhaka, Banani, Dhaka College, Eden Girls’ College.