DHAKA, Feb 1, 2017 (BSS) - Hindu community in the capital like elsewhere in the country today celebrated Saraswati Puja, worshiping the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and culture.
Puja mandaps, temples and a large number of educational institutions were colorfully decorated as thousands of devotees sought blessings since morning from the goddess with traditional gaiety.
The celebration also included offering of Devi Aradhona, puspoanjoli, archanas, anjolis, aratis, distribution of prashad, arati competitions, cultural functions and staging of dramas at temples, educational institutions and domestic residences in the country.
People of Hindu community of the country of all ages came to the Puja venues with spouses and children in the early morning.
In the capital, Saraswati Puja was celebrated at Jagannath Hall and at Faculty of Fine Art, Rokeya Hall, Begum Shamsunnahar Hall, Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall of University of Dhaka, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka College, Eden Girl's College, Shakhari Bazar, Tanti Bazar and different places of Old Dhaka, Khilgaon Tilpapara Deb Mandir and different educational institutions in the city.
Students from different departments and institutes of University of Dhaka arranged the puja at 60 Mandaps on the Jagannath Hall playground this year. Each participating department showed its own characteristics through their pendals and idols. They prepared pandals and idols on different metaphoric themes and ideas.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)