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Accessories of Saraswati Puja, Vasant Panchami

Saraswati Puja is performed on Vasant Panchami. This Puja is performed to pay allegiance to the Goddess of learning. Traditionally during this festival most educational institutions organize special prayer or puja for Saraswati.

  • Purohit (priest)
  • For Purohit baran-1 Ree
  • Sindur (vermilion)
  • Til -Sesame
  • Horitoki - myrobalan
  • Pancha Guri (5 coloured dust) -
    • Turmeric Powder
    • Rice Powder
    • Kusum Flower/ Red Aabir
    • Rice Chaff or Coconut Fiber Burnt for The Dark Colour
    • Powdered Wood Apple Leaves (Bel Pata)
  • Pancha Ratna (5 gems) -
    • Gold
    • Silver
    • Emerald
    • Pearls
    • Jewel. (Original- Gold, Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Pearl)
  • Panchagobbo (5 extracts of the cow) -
    • Milk
    • Pure Ghee
    • Curd
    • Cow Dung
    • Cow's Urine
  • Panchasashya (5 food grains) -
    • Paddy
    • Sesame
    • Mashkalai - a kind of pulses)
    • Moong - a kind of pigeon pea)
    • Barley
  • Panchapallab (5 varieties of leaves) - in case of Tantric rituals these leaves are:
    • Jackfruit
    • Mango
    • Ashthya - a kind of Indian fig-tree
    • Banyan
    • Bakul - a flowering plant
  • Ghat (pot)
  • Kundohari
  • Tekatha - A triangular frame work of 3 pieces of wood. Mirror
  • 4 arrows
  • Gamcha - To cover the ghat a piece of cloth
  • Barandala (a platter made of bamboo chips holding items for the welcome of the Goddess)
  • Green coconut with stalk
  • An earthen bowl full of atop(a type of rice)
  • Flowers
  • 2 Aashonanguriuk (Finger ring made of koosh)
  • Aashon (mattress of jute or hay)
  • 2 bowls of Madhupakka(a mixture of honey, curd, ghee, sugar for oblation)
  • 2 big Noibiddos
  • 1 small Noibiddo
  • A dhoti (for Vishnu)
  • A sari (for Saraswati)
  • Chandmala (Dangler with circular sponge decorations)
  • Belpata garland
  • Plate - 1
  • Ghoti - 1
  • Nosering - 1
  • Iron metal
  • Conch shell - 1
  • Aamer mukul(mango flowers)
  • Job er Shish (wheat stock)
  • Kool(berry)
  • Aabeer(coloured powder)
  • Avra(crushed mica pieces)
  • Inkpot and pen
  • Bhoger drobbadi (materials for the feast) -
    • Curd
    • Honey
    • Ghee
    • Sugar
  • Aaratir drobbadi -
    • Chamor (a kind of fan, a fly-whisk made of yak's tail used for fanning)
    • Dip (Earthen Lamps)
    • Panch pradip (for aarati)

Saraswati Puja, Vasant Panchami 2023 dates
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1Saraswati Puja, Vasant Panchami26 January 2023 (Thursday)
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