All the schools/Offices/Universities remain close on this day to celecrate this festival. In offices no machines or computers will be used normally (jus' like books in the cases of children) . All equipments are cleaned and will be kept neatley.
After the poojas are carried out the machines are left to rest for the day,following which the prasadams consisting of puffed rice, fruits , sweets made of jaggery and "sundal" (boiled lentils) are distributed among everyone.
The day following Saraswathi pooja is Vijayadasmi, is considered auspicious to start any new thing that day. So, certain school also enroll students in the primary classes on that day.
I usually went to my mom's office during Saraswathi pooja when I was a kid , as there was a lot of events happening. It is also a day to thank the people who have helped you on your studies/career . So, tomorrow morning I got to get up early to celebrate Saraswathi pooja .Will post the pics tomorrow :)
At the flower bazaar, shopping for garlands...
Sweets to celebrate the occasion :) ..Yum!!
Entrance of my home decorated with garland
The Kolam I made at the entrance of our house..
During the pooja..
Books and fruits being offered..
Traditional South Indian meal
Have a great weekend everyone!