Whenever I have accidentally stepped on a book of any sort, or even a school bag; my parents have always said that I must ask forgiveness from god by placing my hand on the object first, then my forehead.

I understand that goddess Saraswati is the god of education, is this why Hindus have this tradition?

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    Because they are considered as being related to the Goddess of learning, knowledge etc Saraswati.
    – Rickross
    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:53
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    @Rickross Okay, so it seems like it is a simple answer. I thought there might be a deeper meaning.
    – Utsav
    Apr 1, 2017 at 9:16


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