Saraswati Day is an important day for Hindus, especially for school students and educators because Hindus believe that Saraswati Day is the day of the descent of knowledge for prosperity, progress, peace, and improving human civilization.
Saraswati Day is celebrated every six months, precisely on Saturday Saniscara Umanis wuku Watugunung.
Saraswati Day is a tribute to the Goddess of Knowledge, namely Dewi Saraswati. Dewi Saraswati is depicted as a beautiful woman with four arms sitting on a lotus and riding a swan and a peacock.
Depiction of Goddess Saraswati.
Both right hands carry guitar or veena and ganatri, while the two left hands carry a library or keropak while the other left hand carries a sitar or veena.
Dewi Saraswati is also the wife of Lord Brahma, who is known as the Protector Goddess or the apogee of knowledge, awareness, and literature.
With God's guidance in its manifestation as Dewi Saraswati, it is hoped that progress, peace, prosperity and the improvement of human civilization will be created. For this reason, humans, especially Hindus, are obliged to propose the day of the descent of knowledge by making offerings to Sang Hyang Aji Saraswati (Dewi Saraswati), expressing gratitude and gratitude for the gift of knowledge that has been given to become a civilized and cultured human being.
Canang Sari is an offering to a God, in gratitude for all blessings.
All Hindus are expected to be able to make offerings at the piodalan of Sang Hyang Aji Saraswati, but usually school children dominate. Apart from school, spiritual practitioners and those who practice medicine, such as shamans (balian) and other science devotees, usually perform special rituals during the Saraswati Day. At the time of the event, the temple's sacred places including baths or melukat places associated with the Goddess Saraswati, are visited by many Hindus.
Melukat ritual in Banyu Pinaruh day at Pura Tirta Empul, a day after Saraswati.