Basant Panchami 2021: It is also known as Vasant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. Basant Panchami is a day where Hindus honor & worship the goddess of knowledge, music, art, learning, and science, Goddess Saraswati. Know all about Saraswati Puja Date, Subh Muhurat, Importance of the festival, Vasant Panchami Images with Quotes, and many more from this page.
About Basant Panchami 2021 Date, Timings, History & Puja Vidhan
- What is Vasant Panchami?
- When is Basant Panchami in 2021?
- What is the Shubh Muhurat to do Saraswati Puja on the Vasant Panchami festival?
- Why we celebrate Basant Panchami?
- Why do we worship Goddess Saraswati on Vasant Panchami?
- Significance of Saraswati Puja during Vasant Panchmi
- How to celebrate Saraswati Puja at home on Vasant Panchmi 2021?
What is Basant Panchami (Vasant Panchami)?
Basant Panchami is the festival of the goddess Saraswati. Vasant means ‘spring’ and Panchami means ‘fifth day’, which means the festival falls on the fifth day of the spring season every year. All India celebrates this festival by doing Saraswathi Puja to get educate with knowledge, to eliminate laziness, sluggishness, and doze. It is also named ‘Shri Panchami’ and ‘Saraswati Panchami’.
When is Basant Panchami in 2021?
This year Vasant Panchami festival is going to be celebrated on February 16th, 2021, Tuesday.
What is the Shubh Muhurat to do Saraswati Puja on the Vasant Panchami festival?
On this day, People do Saraswati Puja at the time of Shubh Muhurat. The auspicious time of Basant Panchami Puja from 06:59 to 12:35. (Duration: 05 hours 37 mins) on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. Vasant Panchami Madhyahna Moment is 12:35.
Why we celebrate Basant Panchami?
Vasant Panchami is a festival that signs the starting of preparations for the Spring, which is the king of all seasons. It is celebrated every year on the fifth day of Magh month according to the Hindi Calendar (at the end of January or in February). Also, we celebrate this festival by worshipping Goddess Saraswati because she was born on Basant Panchami. Moreover, it marks the beginning of preparation for other major Hindu festivals like Holika and Holi, one of the biggest festivals for North Indians and it takes place forty days later. Also, we celebrate this day as the agricultural fields aging with yellow flowers of mustard crop, where Hindus connect with Saraswati’s favorite color.
Why do we worship Goddess Saraswati on Vasant Panchami?
Lord Brahma Ji asked the mother of a goddess to play the veena, as soon as she starts playing the veena, the whole world is spread by melodious sound and the animals got the voice. At that time, Brahma Ji called goddess Saraswati, the goddess of speech. Goddess Saraswati born on Basant Panchami and she gives knowledge and wisdom. That’s the reason, people worship the goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami.
Importance of Saraswati Puja during Vasant Panchmi
Goddess Saraswati means creative energy with more power in all things, including desire and love. In various places of the country, it is believed as an auspicious day for babies to write their first words with their fingers by using pen/pencil or learn some creative arts & music. On Basant Panchmi 2021, people wear yellow colored dresses, share yellow sweets with family & neighbors and offer yellow flowers to the goddess at the time of Saraswati puja. Because yellow color is considered as a favorite color to goddess Saraswati.
How to celebrate Basant Panchami at home?
On the day of Basant Panchami, you should wake up early in the morning and keep your house & puja area clean at first, that take a bath & perform the rituals of Saraswati puja. It’s compulsory to keep some turmeric and neem paste for your body while taking a bath since yellow is the goddess’s favorite color. Once you complete your bath get dressed up in yellow-colored clothes.
Now, start gathering all the items you need for the Saraswati Puja. First of all, make a Saraswati idol and set up in the puja area. Take a piece of yellow/white cloth and place it over a platform like a stool/table. After that, place the goddess Saraswati idol in the middle of the table/stool. Also, make an idol of Lord Ganesha and keep it beside a goddess idol. Put some important books like an accounts book, notebook or music instrument or any other things near the idols.
Next step, decorate the Aarti plate with some amount of turmeric, kumkum, rice, sandal powder, flowers, and doop stick. Begin the puja by Light up a small lamp/incense stick in front of the idol, and Hyum or Sing some Ganesha or Saraswati mantras, take the things kept in the plate and offer to the god and goddess. After that, do aarti and keep maha prasad for the goddess and then share the Prasadam to family members, friends, and neighbors.
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That’s all about Vasant Panchami 2021. Check out the Importance of the Saraswati Puja and how to celebrate Basant Panchami at home. Celebrate Vasant Panchami full of joy and happiness. Happy Basant Panchami to you & your family members.