RANGPUR, Feb 10, 2019 : The Sanaton community celebrated the Saraswati Puja today through daylong programmes amid huge enthusiasm and due religious fervour in all eight districts of the division.
A number of Puja mandaps, mandirs and educational institutions were colourfully decorated and hundreds of devotees thronged there today to seek blessings of the ‘Devi Saraswati’, the goddess of knowledge.
The devotees, especially students of different schools, colleges and universities, attired in colourful dresses, offered special prayers and observed fasting as per religious ritual to seek knowledge from the goddess Saraswati.
In Rangpur city, images of goddess Saraswati, symbolising a graceful woman, was erected at different Puja mandaps, mandirs, educational institutions and makeshift places for worships.
The Saraswati Puja was celebrated at Dharmoshava Ashram, Laksmi Narayan Zeu Shiva Mandir, Rothbari Sarak Sree Sree Poresh Mandir, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur Medical College, Begum Rokeya Government College, Technical School, Carmichael College, Lions School and College, Samaj Kallyan Biddya Bithi, Koilash Ranjan High School, Afan Ullah High School, Mahiganj
College, Government Teachers’ Training College, Zila School, Dental College and other educational institutions.
The biggest celebrations were held at Rangpur Carmichael College where thousands of students belonging to the Sanaton community thronged since the morning.
The Saraswati Puja was also celebrated at Guptapara, Mahiganj, Mulatol, Paulpara, Lalbag, Modern Mour, Tazhat, Boiragipara, Machuapara, Kallyanpara, Shalban, Burima Mandir, Polytechnic Institute and other places in the city.
The puja celebration programmes included offering ‘Devi Aradhona’, ‘Puspoanjoli’, ‘archanas’, ‘anjolis’, ‘aratis’, ‘Prashad’ distribution, ‘Arati competitions’, discussions, cultural functions, staging of drama and prize distribution.
On the occasion, Acting President of Rangpur district unit of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad Ajoy Prasad Babon with Sanaton community leaders and local Awami League leaders visited different Puja mandaps and educational institutions.
Similar reports of celebrations of the Saraswati Puja were received here from Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur districts of Rangpur division.