Wednesday 28 February 2024



Maa Saraswati  is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, arts, aesthetics, literature, music, and sciences in Indian culture. She is equivalent to nine muses that were considered  the source of inspiration in Greek and Roman cultures. In India,  Maa Sarswati is worshipped for inspiration to do well in the above mentioned spheres. Every educational institution and organization associated with education celebrates and observes Saraswati Pooja on Basant Panchami.

Keeping the tradition alive, our school, VIVEKANANDA KENDRA VIDYALAYA RANGAT, celebrated Basant Panchami with cultural fervour on 14th Febuary 2024. 

The stage was decorated with flowers and candles. The aroma of burning camphor filled the atmosphere with spirituality and fidelity. All the students, teachers, parents ,faculties and many local people were invited on this occasion.

 The school campus was
beautifully decorated with traditionally made Bandhanwears using marigolds, mango leaves and coconut leaves. 

The program was inaugurated by the Principal Shri CH. Shanmuga Rao. All the rituals were performed with great fervour. The Puja was followed by other rituals such as Puspanjali, Nam Kirtan and Bhajan.
 All students took blessings of Goddess Saraswati. The program bought refreshment, positivity and a sense of unity among all the members of the school. Dry Prashad was distributed  to everyone. Everyone had a hearty meal(kichidi) after the cultural program. on same day & the next day, in the evening, around 5:30 pm ,Bajan sandhya was conducted. all teachers ,students & parents took part on that.After that, on  16th Febuary , a send -off ceremony  to Maa Saraswati , that is Visarjan was performed at around 10:30 am. All staff & students enthusiastically took part on that. The Program was ended with  prash

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 " Matru devo bhava, Pitru devo bhava, Acharya devo bhava, Atithi devo Bhava”.  The traditional Matru puja is based on the verse of the Taittiriya Upanishad, which says that “Let you be the one who worships mother, father, teachers and guests as god”.

Goddess in the heaven are always worshipped during festivals. But Goddess on the earth, who give birth to us, (our Mother) should also be worshipped. She sacrifices so many things in life just to see that her children grow and lead a successful life.

Nobody in this world can do what a mother does for her child.To respect the sacrifices and the pain that she takes to make a life & to instil the moral values in the minds of children and to foster love and respect towards the “Mother” who has endured great pain to bring the child into this world, VIVEKANANDA KENDRA VIDYALAYA, RANGAT  conducted “Matru Puja” to strengthen the bond of love and respect between mothers and their children. The school was beautifully decorated with traditionally available flowers ,coconut leaves and mango leaves. Parents were  welcomed by traditionally the teachers &  children of class IX. After that, the traditional lamp was lit followed with the chanting of “Three om karas”. 

Guru Paduka Puja was performed by the Pandit
 by offering Panchamrut (water, milk, curd, honey and ghee) and flowers at the Holy Lotus feet of Maa Saraswati, while the Guru Stotram was chanted by one and all. Thereafter, One of our senior teachers,  Smti Bindhu.K, spoke about the significance of this puja in the present day context, where children, distracted by the technology in hand, do not spend quality time with their mothers and thereby forget to care for their simple needs. After that, our honorable Principla along with all teachers, guided the children to wash the feet of their mothers.  Students worshipped their mothers’ by applying chandan and kum kum on their mother’s feet. They took Aarti with diya & agarbatti  and garlanded them.  The emotional mothers’ hugged and kissed their children and blessed them wholeheartedly.  The beaming faces of the children and mothers was a treat to the eyes .Mothers became very emotional and thanked the teachers and management members for arranging such a beautiful programme for them which  gave awareness and importance of mother to the children on this day. 

After that, Aarti was performed by the teachers .After taking blessings from all staff , Students got their Admit Cards from the Principal , Shri CH Shanmuga Rao, and the ceremony came to an end with the chanting of Shanti mantra.  At last, Prasad and Breakfast were served to all.