Happy Vasant Panchami (Tradition says don’t study today :-)

Saraswati Puja—the puja of the Goddess of Learning, is celebrated with domestic pujas and familial gatherings in Kolkata. The typical fare (bhog) which accompanies the puja depends dramatically on whether the family is initially from West Bengal (ghoti) or from East Bengal—now Bangladesh—(bangal). Ghotis have vegetarian fare, while bangals partake paired Hilsa fishes. Idols for these and other pujas are made in the famous potters’ district of Kumartuli. In Bengal, during Saraswati Puja, students celebrate the homecoming of the Goddess of Learning. Books are often worshipped in lieu of the clay image of the Goddess. The puja is especially celebrated in schools and other educational institutes and brings joy to all.

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