Before 50 years ago in the year 1972 February, the two biggest lawyers of Birbhum, Prabhat Babu and Shyamal Babu, invited Swamiji to make Puja of Saraswati in a nearby village.
The name of the village is Rajkusum. At that time there was no Pacca Road to the village, only a muddy road from Rampurhat by cart, which means in Bengali, Garur Gari.
We started our journey through the midst of the big forest, where various wild animal live, and reached Rajkusum village by night before the day of the Saraswati Puja. Swamiji and our group first visited the Temple and all the villagers welcomed us.
People were asking Swamiji: Why are there ten large pieces of stone here?
Swamiji replied: As per Birbhum History, the Emperor Chandra Gupta Maurya established this Temple, and the broken stones are the Murtis of Maha Saraswati, Mahakali, and Maha Lakshmi and another is Ganesh. All the Murties were worshipped.
The next day we visited another Saraswati Temple, where there is another fine Saraswati Murti.
Swamiji told this Murti was established by Maha Kabi, the Great Poet, Kalidas, and after making puja here, Kalidas became known for his poems, Mahakabi.
All the village children and the villagers came to see the Swamiji’s puja and were very happy. Swamiji shared the Saraswati mantra – Aum Sam Saraswatyai Namah, and gave pencils and notebooks for writing to all children. These are called “Hate Khari,” which means pencils or implements of writing by hand. From that time that the children of that village and other nearby villages began taking education seriously.
Now there are many graduate Doctors, Professors and Engineers who have come from that village.