Heritage India Magazine
March 2012Issue
Article: "Saraswati Puja in Bengal"
Text and Photographs: Ranadeep Bhattacharyya and Judhajit Bagchi
A detailed article on the Saraswati Puja tradition of Bengal- the genesis of the Puja, the imagery of Devi Saraswati in Bengal, the rituals associated around the Puja and the evolution of the Puja down the ages.
When man gives life to God...
Saraswati, the goddess of learning with the swan as her companion, is one of the most worshipped deity in Bengal. In the artisans' locality of Serampore, the artisans transform ordinary clay from the beds of river Hooghly into mesmerizing idols of the Goddess simply with their mind's eye.

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