Dhaka, Jan 30 : Saraswati Puja, one of the major religious festivals of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across Bangladesh on Thursday amid much enthusiasm, festivity and religious harmony. The Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as it is believed that the goddess of wisdom and knowledge was born on this day. The day is called 'Vasant Panchami'.
Hindu devotees, especially the students, celebrate the Puja at different educational institutions and temples. President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Shrin Shermin Chaudhury, Speaker of National Parliament on Wednesday greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Saraswati Puja.
Jagannath University central Puja Udjapan Committee has organised Saraswati Puja on the campus. Besides, in the capital, Saraswati Puja will also be organised at different places, including Siddheswari Temple, Shakhari Bazar, Tanti Bazar, Banani, Dhaka College, Eden Girls College, BUET, and Ramna Kali Mandir. (UNI)