Saraswati Puja is dedicated to the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, music and intellect during Vasant Panchami in West Bengal.
Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of the spring season. In the eastern part of India, especially in West Bengal, is celebrated as Saraswati Puja. Saraswati is the goddess of education and the arts, it is depicted with Veena musical instrument, mala rosary, the lotus flower. Her sacred animal is the white swan, which flies. A stringed instrument from which it was extracted Sitar.
The theme here is that of purity, innocence and transcendence. Bright as the moon, whose purity is shining and entirely virtuous and spiritual, unlike other Hindu goddesses who are identified with fertility and sexuality, Saraswati gives birth to works of art instead of the children and myths about her sexual function is not highlighted.
Punjab and Bihar celebrate it as a festival of kites. However, in ancient times, the festival was held in the royal palace of Kamadeva. She is also the inspiration in the arts, and is often invoked by poets, but it is also connected with music, dance and science. Saraswati is usually described with a divine or a flute and a holy book.
Aurobindo sees Saraswati as the inspiration that comes from the Truth-Consciousness, through the constant action of the inspiration she brings to consciousness the truth in our thoughts. Human knowledge and its expression in speech and exposure were revered as sacred. With the knowledge of humanity could bring order to the chaos and supernatural interact with the forces of the universe and the ritual and its use of the word in the hymns and invocations had support of the cosmic order. The sound inspired by the form of prayer, prayer and hymn, was the engine of the ritual.
Saraswati sometimes appears in a group of three goddesses. It is associated with Ila and Bharati or Mahi. Other times it appears in the group of goddesses who formed Gayatri Mantra, the most famous Hindu mantra. Gayatri Mistress of our Prana, Savitri the vital principle and Saraswati the representation of our speech, language. And yet in the triad lunar Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Durga represents the battle the Virgin Warrior, Lakshmi represents the abundance Mother Earth and Sarasvati represents wisdom old all-knowing.