Date(s) - Feb 14 (Sunday)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
We will celebrate Saraswati Puja on this day of Vasant Panchami.
09:00 am :– 2nd Kriya Meditation
10:30 am :– Disocurse on divine mother Saraswati
11:00 am :– 1st Kriya Meditation
12:00 pm :– Lunch (you are welcome to bring some food to share)
We humbly seek your presence and participation
Divine Mother Saraswati is worshipped as the goddess of knowledge, education, art, culture, and music. This festival is celebrated every year on the 5th day or panchami of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha, which falls during spring time January-February. It is believed that on this day goddess Saraswati was born. Hindus celebrate Vasant (spring) Panchami with great fervor in temples, homes, and educational institutions.
During this time the advent of spring is felt in the air as the season undergoes change. New leaves and blossoms appear in the trees with the promise of new life and hope. Traditionally children were taught to write their first word on this day. It is considered a blessed beginning of learning with the Goddess of Knowledge worshiped as the presiding deity on this day
In order to reach the highest summit of wisdom, we have to realize divine mother Saraswati, the peerless melodious singer of the four vedas. Veda means “to know.” It is derived from the root vid. In every human being resides mother Saraswati, the singer of the four Vedas, covered by the veil of delusion, illusion, ego, and error. If we remain conscious of the presence of Saraswati, as wisdom and prana, in our every breath, ignorance is removed and is replaced by Saraswati, the presiding deity of vidya (knowledge). While offering flowers, a mantra is recited:
OM bhadrakalyai namonityam sarasvatyai namonamah
veda vedanta vedango vidya sthanebhyad eva cha
“I always bow to Bhadrakali, who is Saraswati. I bow to Saraswati again and again, who is the Vedas, the limbs of the Vedas, and also the essence of the Vedas.”