“Veena ranjita pushtaka hastey, Bhagabati Bharati, Debi namahstutey”
Bay Area Prabasi cordially invites you, your family, and your friends to participate virtually in the Saraswati Puja and Basanta Panchami festivities.
In compliance with CA State regulations and CDC guidelines, the program will be held as a virtual `gharowa’ pujo, with a small group of volunteers. Barring any technical difficulties, we do plan to stream the entire event live for members and non-members. Everybody can attend the puja and puspanjali virtually.
We will not be able to conduct “Hathe khori” this year.
The day of Saraswati Puja coincides with what we Bengalis call — Basanta Panchami. Basanta — refers to the season — Spring, while Panchami specifies the 5th day in this lunar cycle. In addition to the significance of being the day when, we Bengalis, pray to the goddess of learning and knowledge, it also marks the arrival of Spring. Ma Saraswati embodies learning and the arts. As a result, anyone connected with the world of knowledge and arts partakes in this worship. This is also the day we Bengalis consider to be the most auspicious for a child to start learning. The “Hathe khori” was an important part of Saraswati Puja.
Saraswati PujaVirtual Cultural Event 2021
Saraswati puja puja will be incomplete without the cultural event, due to current restriction and state guidelines, we have decided to go digital with our first cultural event of the year. You will be entertained on February 20th by the kids. Please come over to support our kids in their pursuit to learn what Saraswati Puja is about and develop an awareness among the kids regarding our cultural heritages.
More details and links for the virtual performance will be sent out by February 17th.
For participants in virtual kids and youth art exhibition, please submit your art here (https://forms .gle/S2EjAGznqdzJsh7d8) The deadline for sending your art is FEBRUARY 13TH.
PICTURES WILL BE EXHIBIT ON FEBRUARY 20TH DURING SARASWATI PUJA CULTURAL EVENT and OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES.