Saraswati Puja being celebrated countrywide

Devotees pray at the temple to mark the Saraswati Puja. The picture was taken from Ramkrisna Mission in Barishal on 5 February.File photo

Saraswati Puja, a major religious festival of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across Bangladesh today with much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervor, reports UNB.

Saraswati Puja is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the Bangla month of Magh.

The day is called 'Vasant Panchami'.

Hindu devotees, especially students, worship Goddess Saraswati and celebrate the puja at educational institutions and temples.

President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Saraswati Puja.

Jagannath University central Puja Udjapan Committee is organizing Saraswati Puja on the campus.

Besides, in the capital, Saraswati Puja will also be arranged at different places.