Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami

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  • Date: Thursday, 30 January 2020 (Date may vary)

Vasant Panchami is a famous festival of North India. This festival belongs to Hindus, some Hindus know this festival as Saraswati Puja. Vasant Panchami is also called Basant Panchami. It is a festival that marks the initial preparations for the arrival of spring. Which is celebrated in different ways in different regions in India. This festival is celebrated every year on the Shukla Panchami of the month of Magha.

Goddess Saraswati is called the Goddess of Vidya. Saraswati is worshiped on this day, since ancient times it is considered to be the birthday of Saraswati, the mother goddess of knowledge and art. Vasant Panchami festival is a festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts. On this festival, women wear yellow clothes, and cook yellow dishes. In India, the whole year is divided into six seasons, of which spring is the favorite season of all. In this month, the field is filled with mustard yellow flowers.

Vasant Panchami is also considered a symbol of preparation for the festival of Holi, which comes 40 days after it. Vishnu and Kama Dev are also worshiped in Vasant Panchami. In the scriptures, Basant Panchami is mentioned from Rishi Panchami. Vasant Panchami is also mentioned in different ways in Puranas and Shastras and many poems. Ignorance also lights the lamp of knowledge by worshiping Mother Saraswati

On this day people make yellow colored dishes in their homes, some make yellow rice and some use saffron.

Saraswati is worshiped under various names including Vagishwari, Bhagwati, Sharda, Veenavadini and Vagdevi. They are the providers of learning and intelligence. She is also the goddess of music due to the origin of music. Basant also celebrates Panchami day as his manifestation. In the Rigveda describing Bhagwati Saraswati it is said-

    Prano Devi Saraswati Vajhebhirvajinivati ​​Dhinamanitrayavatu.

That is, they are the ultimate consciousness. As Saraswati, she is the protector of our intelligence, intelligence and attitudes. The ethos and intellect in us is the basis of Bhagwati Saraswati. Her richness and splendor of form are amazing.

Vasant Panchami Katha

In the early period, Brahma Ji created creatures and human beings by order of Lord Shiva. But Brahma ji was not satisfied with his creation. So Brahma ji worshiped Lord Vishnu, then Lord Vishnu appeared infront of Brahma ji. Brahma Ji put his problem in front of Vishnu, but Vishnu did not have a solution to his problem. So both of them worship to Adishakti Durga Mata. Then Durga Mata appeared and to solve their problem, revealed Goddess Saraswati from her body. Since then, the voice of all creatures has been received. Thus Goddess Saraswati was born.

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