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Saraswati Puja Items

Saraswati Puja or the worship of Goddess Saraswati takes place in the months of January-February. A whole lot of poojan samagri or Saraswati Puja items are needed for worshipping the Goddess of intellect and wisdom.

The Essential Saraswati Puja Items Are:

  • Aam ke Patte or Mangifera or Mangon leaves.
  • Aasan or mat manufactured by wool.
  • Agarbatti or the incense sticks.
  • Akshata or Chawal or Orziya Sativa or rice.
  • Ashtagandha/ Scented Orange Powder
  • Attar or scent
  • Chandan or Sandal wood orSantalum Album
  • Deepak or lamps.
  • Diye Ki Battior cotton wicks for lighting the lamps.
  • Phal or fruits especially fruits like mango, banana or papaya which are yellow in colour.
  • Ganga Jalor the sacred holy water.
  • Ghantaor the bell.
  • Gheeorclarified butter.
  • Gud or jaggery.
  • Haldi or turmeric powder or Curcuma Longa
  • Kalash or vessel for holding water.
  • Kamal or Lotus or Nelumbo Nucifera.
  • Korpur or Campho or Cinnamomum Camphora
  • Kesar or strands of saffron.
  • Kumkum or red powder for applying vermillion.
  • Maachis or match box with matchsticks.
  • Mithayi/ Sweets; specially Kesar Halwa/Yellow Mithayi
  • Saraswati Maa Ki Murti/ Idol of Goddess Saraswati
  • Murti/ Coconut/ Cocos Nucifera
  • Panchamrit or holy water.
  • Phool or flowers; especially the yellow flowers, such as Marigold
  • Phool Mala or Marigold flower garland.
  • Prasaad or food blessed by the deity, such asKesar Halva, Kesariya Bhat orKhichadi
  • Pyaala or bowl.
  • Saaf Laal Kapda or clean red cloth.
  • Sankha orconch.
  • Sindoor orVermilion or Cinnabar.
  • Supari or betel nuts or Areca Catechu.
  • Tambulam or betel Leaf or the Piper Betel.
  • Thaali/ Plate