Sunday, February 04, 2007

Saraswati Puja

Here are a couple of images from the Saraswati Pujas that I attended about a week ago. It's a pretty importan puja (ceremony) because Saraswati is the Goddess of learning. It's performed in schools through-out all of India. Like many other pujas it involves a lot of fire and chanting; it was really fun to see the littlest of kids chant along. Another important part is that textbooks are put up on the alter and then the goddess is invoked to put the knowledge from the books into the heads of the students. That's my kind of learning.

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