Saraswati Puja Preparations In Full Swing

By Naiwrita Sinha, Gaea News Network
Monday, February 7, 2011

PATNA, INDIA ( Come February 8 and the nation will be marking the celebrations of the Saraswati Puja, the goddess of knowledge and arts. The festival is celebrated all through India, especially in the eastern region where every house indulges in the rituals of the Saraswati Puja. Among the various places which will be marking the festivity, Mahavir Mandir in Patna has made some special plans for the puja.

According to sources, the Mahavir Mandir in Patna will be installing a special marble idol of Goddess Saraswati on the day of the puja. Kishore Kunal, secretary of the Mahavir Mandir Trust divulged to the media sources that they took the decision for installing the impressive idol after students demanded that an installation of the goddess’ statue be done inside the temple. The idol of the deity will be a five feet long, which will see the goddess in a siting position holding a large veena, accompanied by her swan. Mahavir Mandir is bringing the exclusive idol especially from Jaipur, which is famous for their marble art. Reportedly, the idol that the temple will be installing on Tuesday is perhaps the most magnificent one in the state.

Kishore Kunal further added that the statue of Goddess Saraswati they have bought from the pink city has been made of the best quality available of Makrana marble. For the installation ritual, Pandit Datatriya Narayan Ratate with five other pundits have already reached the city. The Pran Pratistha will be marked at 10:30 and a large number of devotees, especially students for whom the puja is a special occasion is expected to turn up.

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