Why do we celebrate Vasant Panchami?
Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami) of Magh month Shukla Paksha every year as it is believed that Goddess Durga gave birth to Goddess Saraswati. The occasion also marks the beginning of the preparations for Holi, which is celebrated after forty days of the Saraswati Puja.
What is the story of Basant Panchami?
Basant Panchami is a festival that marks the arrival of the spring season and is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. The festival is celebrated with great joy in various ways. Devotees worship Goddess Saraswati, a Hindu Goddess of art and wisdom to guide them to lead a life full of knowledge and enlightenment.
What is done on Basant Panchmi?
For many Hindus, Vasant Panchami is the festival dedicated to goddess Saraswati who is their goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts. The season and festival also celebrate the agricultural fields’ ripening with yellow flowers of mustard crop, which Hindus associate with Saraswati’s favorite color.
Which goddess is Worshipped on Vasant Panchami?
Can Grihapravesh be done on Basant Panchami?
The day of Vasant Panchami is considered auspicious. Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, is worshipped on this day. So, this Muhurt is considered very auspicious for students. This day is also considered auspicious for house warming ceremony (Griha Pravesh), starting any new business or any other important work.
Can we study in Saraswati Puja?
On every Saraswati Puja, the kids used to, and still do, lay down all the books, notebooks and writing instruments at the feet of the idol of the Goddess Saraswati, so that she may look through the progress, and bless the said articles. Naturally, that particular day, kids were, and are exempted from studying.
What is Saraswati the god of?
Sarasvati, Hindu goddess of learning and the arts, especially music. First appearing as the personification of the sacred river Sarasvati and also identified with Vac, the goddess of speech, she is later named the consort, daughter, or granddaughter of the god Brahma.
Is Saraswati daughter of Shiva?
In the Devi Mahatmya, Goddess Saraswati is one of female trinity i.e. Tridevis comprising Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Saraswati. They are the consorts of the trinity of Lord Shiva, Lore Vishnu and Lord Brahma.