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Title:Saraswati Puja celebrated

February 13, 2016. Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. [DrikNEWS] - The Saraswati Puja is being celebrated across the country today with traditional joviality, religious festivity and spirit of pursuit of art and knowledge, which Goddess Saraswati provides. The main prayer in Chapainawabganj was arranged at the Chapainawabganj government field. The devotees of Hinduism assembled at the puja mandaps and sought blessings from the Goddess of Learning for education. The puja mandaps and temples were decorated with light and colourful decorative stuffs in celebration of the festival and thousands of devotees sought blessings from the Goddess of Learning. In Chapainawabganj, the people celebrated the day with traditional gaiety and spirit of pursuit of art and knowledge everywhere in the district. The devotees, especially the students attired in colourful dresses, offered special prayers and observed fasting as per the ritual of the festival to seek knowledge and talent from the Goddess Saraswati. The celebration also included offering of devi aradhona, pushpanjali, `archana’, `anjali’, `arati’, distribution of `prashad’, `arati’ competitions, cultural functions and staging of drama. Religious rituals, special prayer, arati, discussion, cultural functions were also held. Photos: Zohurul Islam/DrikNEWS

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