This year it started on October 6th and ends on the 14th Thursday.. Most Hindu Tamils celebrate Saraswati poosai in their homes on the 13th – Wednesday. The last day of the celebration is called Vijayadasami, which falls on the 15th of this month. Children, in most homes, begin to write the first alphabet for the first time with the blessing of Goddess Saraswati on this day.
The nine nights are devoted in the following manner. The first three nights – To Goddess Durga – She symbolizes Bravery.The second three nights – To Goddess Lakshmi – She symbolizes wealth,The last three nights – to Goddess Saraswati – She symbolizes Education.
The Tamils are gratified in giving a religious and divine touch to these celebrations and are proud of following the principles enunciated in them accordingly.
Do not fight with your enemy by unethical means (follow ‘uththa Dharma’) Do not steal any property that does not belong to you. (earn wealth by honest means.) Do not destroy places of education. (Respect schools and libraries and treat them as Temples)
We wish that Goddesses – Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi – will grant all the wealth and prosperity to all. Hindu elders, in particular parents and grandparents should educate the significance of these celebrations to their children and youngsters.