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Vasant Panchami celebrated in January or February. Vasant Panchami also known as Basant Panchami, Saraswati Panchami, Sri Panchami and Shri Panchami. Vasant Panchami is celebrated on Wednesday, 1st February in 2017. Vasant Panchami is celebrated on fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magha Maas. It is a Hindu festival celebrated enthusiastically in India, mostly the northern regions. Basant Panchami day is dedicated to Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, science and technology. Basant Panchami symbolizes the beginning of spring, denoted by flowering and blooming of trees and crops. On this day Lord Vishnu, God Radha Krishna and Goddess Saraswati is worshiped with Yellow, white and Pink flowers, Water offerings, incense, lamp etc. Naivedayam (Rice prepared with jaggery) and yellow colored Halwa is offered to God. On this Vasant Panchami day perform the Saraswati Pooja within Panchami Tithi is very important.
Vasant Panchami 2017 Date
Vasant Panchami is the day that Hindus believes Goddess Saraswati was born. Goddess Saraswati is worshiped on Vasant Panchami day. Many Hindu astrologers consider Vasant Panchami as Abujha day which is auspicious to start all good work. According to this belief whole Vasant Panchami day is auspicious to perform Saraswati Puja. On this day in Basara temple, Aksharabhyasam or Vidya Praasana is done for children who are at the age of 3 to 5 years. Being an auspicious occasion, children are taught their first words, hence marking the beginning of their learning period.
Vasant Panchami Puja Muhurtam :
Morning 09:05AM to 11:55AM
Duration = 2 Hours 50 Mins
About Vasant Panchami :
Goddess Saraswati is the deity of wisdom, music and art learning along with goddess Parvati and Lakshmi, Saraswati is one of the three most important deities in Hindu culture. On this day Goddess Saraswati is dressed in yellow garments, yellow being the symbol of spiritual knowledge. People also dress up in yellow clothes and offer yellow flowers to deities in the temples. The four hands of the Saraswati symbolize the different sides of human personality in learning. Goddess Saraswati seated on a white lotus and is dressed in a pure white sari. When seated on a peacock, she signifies that wisdom suppresses ego. The famous Saraswati temple is in Basara. According to purana lord Brahma after creating the universe was very disappointed to see the silence present everywhere. Then goddess Saraswati gave sound to his creation through her Veena.