25 January 2015

Saraswati Pujo

First time seeing the crowds in Bengal streets on Saraswati Pujo day – or for that any matter any Pujo day – in a long, long, long time. Good to see that Sarawati Pujo day still lives up to its alternate name – Bengali Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

Posted January 25, 2015 by Rajib Roy in category "Vacations


  1. By Avijit Bose on

    All the books , musical instruments are in front of Ma Saraswati’s idol , they have to do something at least , so enjoying with their boyfriend or girlfriend Haha ..

  2. By Amrita Bhattacharyya on

    You have missed out on the typical Bengali term – “jhari mara”. That becomes the default profession of the Bengali youth on that day – Oidin chhele ra meyeder dike “jhari” mare πŸ™‚ [Don’t ask me the root or meaning of the term.]

  3. By Sibapriya Dasgupta on

    I had read somewhere that Lord Kamdeva(?Cupid) and Goddess Rati(?Venus) share similar birth dates on this Vasant Panchami day! No wonder the day is referred to as Bengali’s valentines day!

  4. By Rajib Roy on

    Vicky, it is a festival celebrating one of the many (Hindus literally have 330 million Gods, I think) Gods. This one is a prominent one – she is the Goddess of Learning (Education and Music)


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