Vasant or Basant Panchami or is the festival dedicated to goddess Saraswati who is their goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts. Every year the festival is celebrated with great pomp and show on the fifth day of the Magha. It is celebrated across the nation with different names such as in northern region we call it Basant Panchami, while in the southern region, it is called Sri Panchami
- Wear clean yellow clothes.
- Do tilak with sandalwood or Kumkum of Goddess Saraswati.
- Light the incense stick and offer yellow flowers and yellow sweets.
- Offer prasad to Goddess Saraswati.
- Offer yellow clothes to Goddess Saraswati. …
- Chant mantras to seek her blessings.
The festival also celebrates the agricultural fields’ ripening with yellow flowers of the mustard crop which is believed to be Saraswati’s favourite colour.
Start of Panchami Tithi: February 16 at 03:36 am
End of Panchami Tithu: February 17 at 05:46 am
Panchami Shubh Muhurat: February 16 at 06:59 am to 12:35 pm
Basant Panchami 2021 Bhog
On this day offer yellow sweets such as kheer and malpua to Goddess Saraswati.
Basant Panchami Katha
According to Hindu mythology, when Lord Brahma created the world, trees, plants and animals everything was there, however, he felt something is missing. So to complete the world, he gave birth to a beautiful goddess by sprinkling some water from his kamandal. The goddess was having a veena in one hand, book in the other, a garland in the third hand and the fourth hand was in the blessings posture. When for the first time she played the veena, everything in the world flourished. This is how she was named Saraswati. Since then this day is celebrated as Basant Panchami when everyone including the gods worships the goddess.