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Saraswati Balidan 2023: Date, Rituals & Importance

14 Sep, 2023 by Sakshi Mishra

Saraswati Balidan 2023: Date, Rituals & Importance

14 Sep, 2023 by Sakshi Mishra

The auspicious day of Saraswati Balidan 2023 is observed to honor the Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom Saraswati. According to the conventional Hindu calendar, it is observed on "Navami," the ninth day, during "Shukla Paksha," the brilliant fortnight of the moon, in the month of "Aswin." The 'Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra' is when the Saraswati Balidan ritual must be conducted.

On Mahasaptami, the Saraswati Avahan ceremony kicks off the celebration, and on the auspicious day of Vijayadashami, Saraswati Visarjan or Udasan marks its conclusion. On the third day of Saraswati Puja, Mahanavami, the Saraswati Balidan 2023 Puja is held. In Maharashtra and the southern parts of India, the final three days of Navratri, which fall during the month of Aswin, are devoted to the goddess Saraswati.

Saraswati Pooja Calender 2023

Saraswati Puja Ritual




Saraswati Avahan

Oct 20


Mool Nakshatra

Saraswati Puja

Oct 21


Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Saraswati Visarjan

Oct 22


Shravana Nakshatra

Saraswati Balidan

Oct 22


Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra

Ayudha Puja

Oct 23


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Saraswati Balidan 2023 Date and Time

As per Saraswati Puja Calender 2023 Saraswati Balidan 2023 can be observed on October 22, Sunday.

Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra Time: Oct 21, 7:54 pm- Oct 22, 6:44 pm

Uttara Ashadha Balidan Muhurat: Oct 22, 6:30 am- Oct 22, 7:12 am

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Rituals for Saraswati Balidan

Saraswati Balidan Rituals are as follows: 

  • Devotees up early and take a bath on the day of the Saraswati Balidan puja. They start getting ready for the day's ceremonies and puja.
  • On this day, Goddess Saraswati is revered wholeheartedly. Numerous sacrifices are presented to the Goddess during the sacred 'Havan' ritual.
  • Just before delivering the balidan (sacrifice) to the Goddess, the 'Uttara' puja of Goddess Saraswati is done. The mantra "Om Aim Saraswati Svaha" is chanted by devotees.
  • An animal sacrifice is offered as part of the Saraswati Balidan ceremony in order to please the Goddess and get Her graces. Coconuts are tossed into the Havan Kund's lit fire before the Balidan is presented to Goddess Saraswati.
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Significance of Saraswati Balidan

Devi Saraswati is revered as the Goddess of music, knowledge, art, and science in Hinduism. As the "Tridevi" (Goddess Kali, Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati), she is venerated. She dwells in Her home of "Brahmapura" and has a Swan, Hansa, and peacock as Her Vahana or mount. The spouse of Lord Brahma who used her wisdom to construct this cosmos is known as Goddess Saraswati. Hindus worship the goddess Saraswati to aspire to creativity, intelligence, and communication abilities, especially academics, artists, and students. In India, devotees of Jainism also adore the goddess Saraswati. She is known as the "Guardian Deity" in Buddhism because she protects the followers of Gautama Buddha and the Buddha's teachings.

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What should be done on Saraswati Puja day?

She is revered for her wisdom, which dispels ignorance.

At that time of year when nature is revitalized and in bloom, Saraswati puja is held. In this way, the puja symbolizes the expulsion of darkness and the arrival of light.

The primary activity of the day is the introduction of young children to the world of knowledge and letters. On this day, the first lessons in reading and writing are given to children. The day is regarded as the most fortunate day of the year to introduce young children to learning. On this day, educational institutions do special Saraswati pujas.

The Saraswati statue is clothed in white or yellow on this day. The color yellow is significant during Saraswati Puja. Yellow is a color that denotes the beginning of spring and fresh energy. Goddess Saraswati receives fresh fruits and flowers as offerings.

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