Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of Magh month. This also marks the onset of the spring season. It is a Hindu festival celebrated in lieu of Saraswati, the goddess through her great knowledge, music, and art. It is celebrated with great vigor across India.
Vasant or Basant Panchami is considered to be the arrival of Vasant, the king of the monsoon. Not only humans but other animals and trees dance happily. The weather becomes very pleasant during this time. You can start any new work on this day.
This day is dedicated to knowledge and education. This day the goddess of learning, knowledge, art, and music was born, Goddess Saraswati. Special students worship Goddess Saraswati to get blessings from her. Spring is the season when crops are in full blossom.
Lord Brahma created man on the command of Lord Vishnu but he was not satisfied with his own creation so he sprinkled the earth with his kamandal causing the earth to vibrate and for the first time in history, a mystic woman with divine powers came into existence. This was due to the fact that the earlier men have no voice or whatever. The woman was carrying veena in one hand while the other hand was in Vara Mudra. There were books and garlands in the other two hands. When this goddess played the veena in the sweetest voice, all the creatures of the world got a voice, then she was proclaimed with the name, Goddess Saraswati.
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After taking shower in the morning on Basant Panchami, place a statue or photograph of Goddess Saraswati at the intended place of worship. Then meditate. First, bath her with Ganges water offering white and yellow flowers and garlands. Then offer yellow fruits to her along with incense, lamp, and smell. She has a great affinity for white clothes, so offer white clothes to her.
Chant this Mantra:
“Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu, Vidya Rupein Sanstita. Namastasai namastasai namastasayai namo namah“
Offer white sweets, kheer to Goddess. Eat yellow or saffron-colored fruits and sweets in the Prashadam.
The festival that marks the beginning of spring in many ways. People dress up in colorful clothes and enjoy seasonal foods. The color of spring is yellow, also known as ‘Basanti’ color. It is a symbol of prosperity, light, energy and optimism. That is why people wear yellow clothes and make traditional dishes.
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