Saraswati Puja, worshiping the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and culture and one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community, was celebrated across the country on Sunday amid much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervor, reports UNB.
The Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as Goddess Saraswati was born on this day.
The day is called 'Vasant Panchami'.
As Saraswati is considered as the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge, Hindu devotees, especially students, celebrate the Puja in different educational institutions and temples.
In the capital, Saraswati puja was arranged at different places, including Jagannath Hall on the Dhaka University campus and Ramkrishna Mission.
Home minster Asaduzzaman Khan visited Puja mandaps at Rajdhani High School and Bangladesh Kirishibid Institute at Khamarbai in the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Asaduzzaman Khan said that the people of Bangladesh believe in non-communal spirit and celebrate all festivals of the people of all religions.
"Hindu, Buddhist, Christians and Muslim people of Bangladesh believes in separate religions but they all are Bangali and Bangali people celebrate all festivals with pleasure", he said.
Meanwhile, like previous years, Jagannath University central Puja Udjapan Committee organised Saraswati Puja on the campus.
A total of 37 Puja Mandaps were decorated on the campus this year.
Dhaka University vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman visited different Puja Mandaps on the campus and exchanged greetings with teachers and students.
Besides, in the capital, Saraswati puja was also arranged at different places, including Siddheswari temple, Shakhari Bazar, Tanti Bazar, Banani, Dhaka College, Eden Girls College, Buet, Ramna Kali Mandir.