The fourth and last day of Saraswati Puja during Navratri is known as the Saraswati Visarjan day. Saraswati Visarjan is also called Saraswati Udvasan. It is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm In Goa, Maharashtra
Saraswati Puja calendar:
Saraswati Puja Avahan – Maha Saptami – Triratna vratam starts in Andhra Pradesh.
Saraswati Puja (main puja) – Durga Ashtami
Saraswati Uttara Puja – Mahanavami
Saraswati Visarjan or Udasan – Vijaya Dashami
Shravana Nakshatra Visarjan Muhurat = 21:29 to 28:15
Duration = 6 Hours 46 Mins
Maa Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge and wisdom and her narrations are found in almost every major ancient and medieval Indian literature from 1000 BC to 1500 AD. Almost every Hindu disciple worships Maa Saraswati. Wisdom and Knowledge is the key of a balanced life and Goddess Saraswati is believed to be the bearer of all the knowledge and wisdom of the Universe and it is believed that she blesses her devotee’s with wisdom, knowledge, arts
Rituals and Customs
Saraswati Visarjan means the departure of Maa Saraswati after the 4
Devotees get up early in the morning on the day of Saraswati Visarjan and wear new traditional clothes. Married women wear red saris along with ornaments and it is customary to apply vermillion on each other’s forehead. Special sweets are prepared on the occasion of Saraswati Visarjan and are offered to the Goddess.
After carrying out the puja and rituals of the Saraswati Puja, on the day of Vijayadashami, disciples perform the Visarjan puja. At the end of the ceremonies, the Saraswati Visarjan procession is carried out in a grand manner and is celebrated with music and dance. Devotees wish farewell to their Goddess by immersing the idol in water and wait eagerly for her return next year.
In South India, on the day of Saraswati Visarjan or Udvasan, there is a custom of beginning the process of learning in young children. This is known as ‘Vidya Arambham’ and is celebrated in Kerala and Karnataka.
Prior to the