• Friday 7th Oct 2016
Saraswati Avahan

The starting day of the puja of Goddess Saraswati amid the Navratra festivities is known as 'Saraswati Avahan'. "Avahan" means conjuring and accordingly this custom is seen to summon the gift of Goddess Saraswati. Typically the most recent three days of amazing Navratri Puja is committed for revering Goddess Saraswati. The act of Saraswati Avahan is seen on the "Mahasaptami" (seventh day) amid the Shukla Paksha (the waxing period of moon) in the Hindu month of 'Ashwin'. It relates to the month of October-November in the English date-book.

In the sacrosanct Hindu sacred texts, the times for venerating Goddess Saraswati are expressly said. It is expressed that Saraswati Avahan ought to be performed amid the 'Mul Nakshatra', the genuine puja ought to be performed amid 'Purva Ashadha Nakshatra', the Balidan puja is done amid 'Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra' and the Visarjan of Goddess Saraswati ought to be performed amid 'Shravana Nakshatra'. In the condition of Maharashtra and a few districts of South India, Saraswati Puja begins with Saraswati Avahan and completes with Saraswati Visarjan upon the arrival of "Vijaydashmi"

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