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Saraswathi Poojai/Ayutha poojai
Start Date:   Sep 29, 17
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Saraswati, Goddess of knowledge, music & arts and Shakti (Durga) are worshipped.

Saraswati also showers Her blessings for the education of children. Goddess Durga is considered as the personification of courage, strength, and power.
very popular Sloka on Goddess Durga is:

Ayigiri Nandhini Nandhitha Medhini
Viswa Vinodhini Nandhanuthe
Girivara Vindhya Sirodhini Vasini
Vishnu Vilasini Jishnunuthe
Baghavathy He Sithi Kanda Kudumbhini
Boori Kudumbhini Boorikruthe
Jaya Jaya He Mahishasura Mardhini
Ramyaka Bardhini Sailasuthe.

She is seated on a white lotus in Padmasana, adorned by a pure white silk sari, has a book in Her lower left hand, Her lower right hand showing the chinmudra, Aksharamala in Her right upper hand, and Amrithakalasam in Her left upper hand. Both eyes are full of compassion.

The Goddess Saraswathi, is worshipped as the Goddess of learning, fine arts and crafts. We, Nagarathars believe that Goddess Saraswathi resides in books, in all forms of reading and learning and so we place the books in our worship.