Basant Panchami 2021

The festival of Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami is also known as ‘Saraswati Panchami’ or ‘Shri Panchami’ is a popular festival in India. On this day Hindus offer Saraswati Puja to worship Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge, arts, and music, with complete devotion and gaiety.

Basant Panchami is celebrated on the ‘Panchami’ (5th day) of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight of moon) in the month of ‘Magha’ in the Hindu calendar, which corresponds to the month of January-February in the English calendar. It marks the beginning of the spring season or Vasant Ritu in India.

Significance of Basant Panchami

The term ‘Vasant’ implies ‘Spring’ and ‘Panchami’ denotes ‘fifth day’. Therefore its celebrated n the 5th day of the Spring season. This festival terminates the old winter waves and welcomes the vibrancy of the spring season. On the day of Vasant Panchami, devotees offer prayers to Goddess Saraswati and seek Her divine blessings to get enlightened with wisdom and knowledge. They also ask for getting rid of sluggishness, lethargy, and ignorance. Many astrologers believe the day of Vasant Panchami to be ‘Abhuja’, implying that it is auspicious for doing any good work all day long. The festival of Vasant Panchami, therefore, holds immense religious, social, and seasonal significance in Hinduism and is celebrated with full optimism in most parts of the world.

Saraswati Puja Muhurat

Sunrise: 16 February 2021 07:02 AM.
Sunset: 16 February 2021 06:19 PM.
Panchami Tithi Begins at 16 February 2021 03:37 AM.
Panchami Tithi Ends on 17 February 2021 05:46 AM.
Basant Panchami Puja Muhurta: February 16, 03:37 AM – February 16, 12:40 PM

Basant Panchami is a festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. There is no specified time for performing Saraswati puja on this day, however, it is stated that all the rituals should be performed when the ‘Panchami’ (5th day) tithi is prevailing.

On the day of Basant Panchami, people dress up in yellow clothes. Yellow is a color that signifies the vibrancy of life and the vividness of nature. Young girls particularly adorn bright yellow dresses and participate in the festivities. Yellow is also known to be the color of love, prosperity, and purity.

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