Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami


Vasant Panchami is an annual Hindu festival which has a singular significance for people because it has an association with the Goddess of wisdom, Saraswati Maa. The festival is also known as Saraswati Puja and Basant Panchami to people. It is a festival that marks the arrival of the Vasant or spring season. The festival observes celebration by people in numerous forms in accordance with the differentiation of the rituals of all the regions. The festival of Vasant Panchami falls in the month of February in accordance with the Gregorian festival.

People from Hindu, Sikh, and Jain community arrange an imposing celebration on the occasion of Vasant Panchami. However, it is one of those festivals which observe great scale festivity in India as well as numerous foreign countries. Vasanti Panchami marks a grand celebration in the country of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Java, and Bali. This festival brings a storm of joy to people because it signifies the beginning of preparations for Holika Dahan and the grand Hindu festival of Holi.


Significance of Basant Panchami

Saraswati Maa or Goddess Saraswati is the emblem of brilliance in skills and learning. Her four hands be a symbol of intellect, alertness, and knowledge. The lotus in her hand signifies the sacredness of her nature and as she plays Veena, with her two hands, it signifies her embracing the wisdom of music and art. In addition, she has a shimmering white swan to ride with her neat dress which is the symbol of purity. She sits on a lotus which signifies her wisdom. Also, she has a peacock which is a reminder that a strong ego can be held back by wisdom.


About Goddess Saraswati

Saraswati is the goddess of wisdom, intellect, art, music, learning, and knowledge. She holds a prominent position in the Hindu religion and trinity of Hindu mythology.As a part of the Trinity, Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati, Goddess Saraswati support Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahma in creation, maintenance, and reprocess of the universe. Along with this, on the day of Vasant Panchami Saraswati Maa is revered in the western parts of the country. With a belief of achieving eternal learning skills, people commence teaching their children on this day.


When Is Basant Panchami In 2021? Puja Muhurat

16 February 2021 (Tuesday)

Puja Muhurat : 06:59:11 to 12:35:28

Duration : 5 Hour 36 Minute

Happy Basant Panchami!


(Updated Date & Time :- 2020-03-03 10:14:58 )

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