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Assam observes Saraswati Puja amid Rain & Covid

Today is Basant Panchami, a festival which is centred on the Goddess Sarswati. On this day, devotees, particularly students, pay obeisance to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and music. Educational

Today is Basant Panchami, a festival which is centred on the Goddess Sarswati.

On this day, devotees, particularly students, pay obeisance to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and music. Educational institutions across the state are observing Saraswati Puja with due adherence to COVID protocols.

Also Read: Heavy Rain likely over Assam, Arunachal; dense fog possible in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura

However, what is different this time around is the cold weather owing to the incessant rainfall. Recently Assam’s Health and Family Welfare Minister, Keshab Mahanta, announced on Sunday that the state government will not release a new Saraswati Puja SOP.

Also Read: Gauhati High Court upholds Assam’s new Madrassa law

According to Hindu mythology, the festival marks the advent of the spring season after the biting cold of winter.

First Published: 5th February, 2022 10:18 IST

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