Saraswati Puja celebration

Pictures from the ‘Saraswati Puja’ celebration at Pathways Jan Seva school in Kolkata on February 1st. This Hindu festival is devoted to the Goddess of education, Mother Saraswati. This festival is also called ‘Vasant Panchami’ since it is celebrated during the spring season or ‘Vasant Ritu’. A scrumptious lunch of hot Khichhidi (rice and lentils cooked together with vegetable), mixed vegetable curry made from vegetables grown at Jan Seva, tomatoes, date fruit chutney (salsa), crispy papad (wafers) and Indian sweets. All present had a joyous time!