Saraswathi pooja is considered to be a very auspicious day which is celebrated on the 9th day of the Navrathri. On this auspicious day, students keep their books in the Pooja and Pray to the Goddess Saraswati who is known to bestow knowledge and wisdom to all of her worshippers. Not only do the students offer their books at the deity's feet but they also neatly cover them and make them look as good as new.On each book, we keep Sandhanam and kumkum and keep under Goddess's feet to get her blessings. Since we are keeping the books in pooja in this auspicious occasion, we have a belief that we should not read anything; the next day which is Vijaya Dashami is when we should do pooja and take the books and read thereby getting the blessings of the Goddess of learning.




We should chant the following sloka to get blessings of Goddess Saraswathi.

"Saraswathi namasthubhiyam varadekamarubhini vidhyarambham karishyami siddhibhavatume sada"

To all the workers the worship of their tools is a must on this day.This day is celebrated as Ayudha Pooja .People worship Vishwakarma who was the architect of the world . All the tools ,machines etc are cleaned ,painted and well polished after which they are smeared with sandalwood paste and vermilion with great care. In most of the companies, people use to do saraswathi Pooja one day earlier keeping their vault and other accessories which are important for their business. 

Saraswathi Pooja Recipes:
For Neyvedhyam : Usually we make one payasam, medhu vada, chole sundal(Either White chick peas or Black chick peas) and Suyyam and offer the same as neivedhyam to Saraswathi on the Saraswathi pooja. The receipes for the same are given below


Arisi Paruppu PayasamSuyyam

Chick Peas SundalBlack Chick Peas Sundal

Vadai

Saraswathi Pooja Lunch Menu
For Lunch, we usually prepare one pachadi, curry, kootu, more kuzhambu, and rasam. We can use the vadai and suyyam which we made for neyvedhyam and serve the same for lunch as well. The lunch menu is given below. This is the menu we follow in our home.

Saraswathi Pooja Lunch Menu
SweetSuyyam
KuzhambuMoor Kuzhambu
PachadiCucumbar Thayir Pachadi
PoriyalKothavarangai Paruppu Usuli
Koottu Kathirikkai Pitlai (Brinjal Pitlai) (or) Oolan
RasamTomato Rasam
PayasamCoconut Milk Payasam
VadaiMedhu Vadai
PicklePuli Milagai
Appalam Fried Pappodam
CurdCurd

11 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I am new member of the group. Greetings to one and all. Happy navratri.

    Since it's navratri time, can somebody please tell me the different chundals made during these nine days. I believe there is a tradition of one particular chundal each day. Please let me know.

    Regards,
    Anusha

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  2. Hi Anusha

    Thanks for your wishes and your comment. As per my best knowledge, there is no such order for preparing the neivedhyam. As per belief the concept of arranging these Navrathri dolls on the plank is to depict that Goddess Mahishasuramardini is sitting in her Kolu, prior to the slaying of the demon Mahishasura and therefore it is mandatory to prepare some sundals and offer the same to god as Neyveydhyam. I have posted the variety of sundal recipes in the link
    http://www.subbuskitchen.com/search/label/Navrathri. Some people prepare the kondakadalai (chenna dhal) sundal on the sarawathi pooja day. We can also prepare Aval Puttu, Sweet Aval, Pori mixed with grated cocunut and sugar as neivedhyam

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  3. Thank you for sharing your recipes for Dussera. will try most of them first and again. all the best for the occasion. happy Dussera.Jyothi Mcminn,USA

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  8. Fantastic site very useful can u also tell us as per tradition what should be offered as naivedyam to god daily during navaratri

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  9. For saraswati pujai we also do Uppattai or Appams or sojji appam for prasadam and for evening distribution kondakadalai sundal

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  11. It is a tradition that on Saraswathi Pooja day, all that is related to learning is honoured. It is also a tradition that since it is the day of honouring of learning, students will pray to the goddess to bless them in their efforts. On Vijaya Dashami day, students will receive their books after the pooja and they will restart their studies. This day is also known as Vidhya Arambam day and little ones are initiated into learning on this day.

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