Bhubaneswar: Odisha is celebrating Saraswati Puja with gaiety and fervor today.
Schools, colleges, clubs and institutions bustled with activity since the morning as devotees welcomed the Goddess of Learning with great religious fervour capping days of preparations.
School children in Bhubaneswar adorned themselves with new garments to offer worship to goddess Saraswati. Carrying oblation and chanting hyms, school children across the city invited the Goddess.
The day also marked the beginning of the chariot making process for the Rath Yatra in Puri. All preparations have been made by the temple administration to kick start the process.
The wood for the construction of the chariots for the Rath Yatra, already been sourced from the Nayagarh forest division, was inaugurated today after the receipt of Agyan Mala (garlands).