Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge music arts wisdom and learning. She is a part of the trinity of Saraswati Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma Vishnu and Shiva to create maintain and regenerate-recycle the Universe respectively. She has remained significant as a goddess from the Vedic age through modern times of Hindu traditions. The goddess Saraswati is often depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white often seated on a white lotus which symbolizes light knowledge and truth. The musical instrument, typically a veena, represents all creative arts and sciences and her holding it symbolizes expressing knowledge that creates harmony. Saraswati is also associated with anuraga the love for and rhythm of music, which represents all emotions and feelings expressed in speech or music. Saraswati is also referred to as Hansvahini, which means who has a hansa / hans as her vehicle. The swan is also a symbolism for spiritual perfection, transcendence and moksha. Maa Saraswati is the goddess of learning, wisdom, knowledge, fine arts, refinement, science and technology.Vasant Panchami is treated by celebrants as Saraswati's birthday. People worship Goddess Saraswati to attain enlightenment through knowledge and to rid themselves of lethargy, sluggishness and ignorance. The story of Saraswati Puja is related to the Brahma Vaivarta Purana. Sri Krishna granted Saraswati a boon that she too will be worshipped on Vasant Panchami. After performing morning ablutions and bathing, a Kalash is established. After worshipping Ganesh, the Sun, Vishnu and Shiva, Saraswati is worshipped. Thereafter coloured powder is thrown into the air.This is the general form of observance of praying to Goddess Saraswati on Vasant Panchami. In places such as uttar pradesh prayers are offered to Goddess Saraswati and people sing religious verses to celebrate the festival.
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