On this day, puppy loves and casual affairs may end up becoming the relationships of a lifetime.Young couples are more interested in romancing and who knows, even lovemaking at times, than in performing the Puja and eating the Prasad.Cupid seems into do there everywhere for his Bengali friends. Then there’s the super fun hand-in-hand Pandal hopping and the mouth-watering Bhog savouring. Winter has faded away and it’s spring time.

Today is Saraswati Puja!.

The birds are singing, the flowers are blossoming, that cruel nip in the air has disappeared and the hopeless romantics are overjoyed. No studying on this day (with books and pens on Ma Saraswati’s feet) means full-on masti. Yes, the day of Saraswati Puja is Valentine’s Day for all the Bong guys and gals in the house, and hurray!.Here are a few things you can do and spend the day happily today on Saraswati Puja.

Boys can enter girls’ schools and colleges, and vice-versa.In fact, they will narrate paragraphs on why Hug Day, Rose Day, Kiss Day, Chocolate Day and most importantly, Valentine’s Day are absolutely no match for Saraswati Puja as they’re much more commercialized in these times. Ask Bongs which day they prefer, and they will choose the Yellow Day over the Red Day.Orangish yellow or pure yellow is the colour code on this day, and some Bengali boys are spotted putting Palash flowers in their beloved’s chotis or buns, while the ultra-modern Bong guys are seen biking and driving aroundwith their GFs in striking yellow outfits.

While celebrating this day as Bengali / Bong Valentine’s Day, amidst your revelry and enjoyment, please don’t forget our beloved Goddess.Goddess Saraswati is the Goddess of wisdom, learning and knowledge.It’s Vasant Panchami. Make Saraswati Puja a day of both worship and romance, and you will easily term this as one of the best and most awaited days of the year.

Wowie!The already romantic duos become even more romantic and ecstatic after all this.Ma Saraswati was born and that auspicious day became Saraswati Puja Day.Well, on this very day, love blooms in the air, and each and every Bengali boy is busy looking for his own Saraswati.Both Saraswati Puja and Valentine’s Day mostly fall in the same month of February, and this year, it’s no different.

In fact, this daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is so beautiful that Her pure and serene idol must live making Her feminine human counterparts secretly envious.