Basant panchami is an important festival celebrates every year in the month of magh according to the Hindu calendar. Basant Panchami is celebrated on 22nd of January 2018 along with Maa Saraswati Puja. The day is also celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Saraswati. She gifted the world with knowledge, art, science and technology, sound and music and wisdom. The day is indicating the start of spring season.
Birthday of Goddess Saraswati
It is believed that on this day Goddess Saraswati was born. Hindu celebrate Basant panchami with great devotion and fervor in home, temple and collages. Maa Saraswati offered sweets which are given away as ‘prasad’ to all people attending the ritual and worship. People worship of Maa Saraswati to get enlighten with knowledge and to get rid of lethargy, ignorance and sluggishness.
Significance of Basant Panchami
The day is dedicated to worship of Goddess Saraswati. According to Hindu mythology, the goddess symbolizeds constant flow of knowledge and wisdom. Students observe the blessing from Maa saraswati. People also celebrate this occasion by flying kites.
Yellow color is associated with Maa Saraswati so people wear yellow clothes; make yellow color sweets on the day of Maa Saraswati Puja. Most of People also feed Brahmins with feeling that their ancestors are accepting the food.
Goddess Saraswati Mantra
ॐ सरस्वती मया दृष्ट्वा, वीणा पुस्तक धारणीम् ।
हंस वाहिनी समायुक्ता मां विद्या दान करोतु में ॐ ।।