Bhubaneswar: Paying obeisance to the goddess of knowledge, music and creative arts, people across the state celebrated Saraswati Puja with pomp and gaiety.

Most of the educational institutions arranged for a religious gathering on the campus premises. Students dressed in colourful dresses were seen offering flowers and taking the items they use in school like (notebooks, pencils, etc.) for a ritual before the deity. Students made rangoli motifs using colours as well as flower petals to decorate the space in front of the idol.