Basant Panchami

A Sufi Basant at Nizamuddin Dargah

A Sufi Basant at Nizamuddin Dargah

February 17, 2021

    After a rather cold and often bleak winter, the very idea of a festival marking the onset of spring is uplifting, but when it also brings with it the fragrance of a syncretic culture, it becomes incomparable. Such is the annual celebration of Basant Panchami at the ...

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Saraswati Puja amid pandemic

Saraswati Puja amid pandemic

February 16, 2021

“The Saraswati Puja or Basant Panchami is extra special this year. As this festival is dedicated to the goddess Saraswati, it is also considered an auspicious day for the inauguration of academic institutes and teaching toddlers their first academic lessons. It is really happen...

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The significance of Saraswati puja

The significance of Saraswati puja

January 25, 2018

It is the time of spring when this puja (worship ritual) is performed to pray to the goddess of art and knowledge, while ushering in the season of new blooms. The temple has been decorated with flowers, incense sticks fuming at a corner. The idol of Goddess Saraswati has been pla...

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