Basant Panchami, or Vasant Panchami, is a festival that marks the start of spring. It is also known as the Festival of the Hindus. It is celebrated on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha’s Hindu month of Magha. It is also known as Sri Panchami (South) and is dedicated to Saraswati. She is considered the Goddess of learning, music, and art by Hindus.
This year Basant Panchami will be celebrated on 26 January 2023.
Panchami Tithi: January 2023, 12:34 pm 25 to 26 January 2023, 10:28 am
Puja Timing: January 25, 12:34 pm – January 26, 12:39 pm
Saraswati is revered by worshippers as the one who brings enlightenment to the world. Without her, the world would be engulfed in ignorance. This day is dedicated to Saraswati, who is also celebrated with yellow mustard flowers as a celebration of the harvesting of the mustard crop in the agricultural fields.
Basanti, or yellow, is Saraswati’s favorite color. All celebrations use a shade of yellow in decorations and attires. Vasant Panchami is believed to be the most auspicious date to get married.
History of Basant Panchami :-
According to Hindu mythology, Brahma created all things and was impressed by their creation. He wanted to see it himself. He set off on a journey but was disappointed by the silence and solitude of all people on Earth.
After much thought, he came up with an idea. He took water from his Kamandal and sprayed it into the air. A tree was adorned with an angel holding a harp and she was asked to play.
Brahma requested her to do so to keep the Earth from being silent. The angel agreed to bless all people on the Earth with her voice and fill the entire planet with music. This angel became Saraswati, or Veena Vadini (harpist), and was known as the Goddess of speech and knowledge and art, who gives voice, intelligence force, glory, and force.
How to Celebrate:-
Yellow-colored clothing is popular and people eat khichdi, a yellow-colored food. Because yellow is Saraswati’s favorite color, her idols are covered with yellow sarees. People also dress in yellow because it symbolizes optimism, prosperity, energy, and all things positive.