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Saraswati Puja 2024

Katha Dance Theatre, in partnership with the Hindu Society of Minnesota, cordially invites you to a celebration of Saraswati Puja and Vasant Panchami. This Hindu festival celebrates and honors the goddess of knowledge, music and art while welcoming the first day of spring.

Since 1990, celebrating Saraswati Puja and Vasant Panchami has been an annual KDT event. It welcomes students, parents, patrons and the community at large to honor Saraswati, the goddess of art and learning, as well as to celebrate the beginning of Spring! The event includes a religious ceremony, folk art creation by the younger members of our community and a celebration through dance and music! Through hosting the festival, KDT opens its doors to the community to celebrate together.

This event is free and open to the public.


9:00 – 10:00 am: Preparation for the ritual (organizing the space for flower garland making, sandalwood paste, alpana or rangoli)

9:45 – 10:15 am: Worship ritual (Saraswati Puja) guided by Temple priests

10:15 – 11:00 am: Community performances

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Katha Dance Theatre showcase performance

12 – 12:30 pm: Aarti & pushpanjali – the offering of flowers and accepting the blessings

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Prasad & lunch on the first floor (need to buy your own food)

The free event will take place on February 18 at theΒ Hindu Temple of Minnesota.Β We hope to see you there!

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