performing Saraswati Pooja, the idol or photo of Goddess Saraswati is kept in
front. After this, pinnacle or kalash is enshrined and Lord Ganesha and the
nine planets are worshipped. After this Mata Saraswati is worshipped. While
worshipping Mother Saraswati, Aachman is performed and she is bathed. After
this, flowers, garlands, Vermilions and other make up things are offered. On
this day, Gulaal is also offered on the feets of Mother Saraswati. Devi
Saraswati wears white clothes so she should be coated with that. On occassion
of Saraswati Poojan, yellow flowers are offered and seasonal fruits and
boondiyas are offered as Prasad. On this occasion, Malpua and Kheer are also
offered to the Goddess.
Mantra for worshipping Maa Saraswati
Ya Veenavardandmanditkara, Ya shwet Padmasana.
Ya Brahmascheut Shankar Prabhritirbhirdewah Sadabanditah;
Sa Maam Patu Saraswati Devi, Ya Nishesh Jadyapahaa.
(या कुन्देन्दु तुषारहार धवला, या शुभ्र वस्त्रावृता !
या वीणावरदंडमंडितकरा, या श्वेत पद्मासना !!
या ब्रह्मास्च्युत शंकर प्रभृतिर्भिरदेवाः सदाबंदिताः
सा मां पातु सरस्वती देवी, या निशेष जाड़यापहा !!)
Bring the wealth of knowledge to you,
May you be blessed by Goddess Saraswati and all your wishes come true.
Happy Basant Panchami.