Posted October 22, 2011on:
festival of spring is celebrated with full vivacity and joy amongst the Hindu
people. In Hindi language, the word ” basant / vasant” means ”spring” and
”panchami” means the fifth day. In short, Basant Panchami is celebrated as the
fifth day of Spring Season. Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day of the Indian
month, Maagh (January-February). This festival is also known as Saraswati
Vasant Panchami and its Significance
The festival of
Basant Panchami is dedicated to Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom. According to
the Hindu mythology, the goddess symbolizes constant flow of knowledge and
wisdom. Vasant Panchami is also believed as the birthday of Goddess Saraswati.
The spring festival of Basant Panchami is especially celebrated in the
institutions of learning. As Saraswati is the goddess of learning, Students
observe the blessings from Maa Saraswati. Spring is the season when crops are
fully bloomed, so people also celebrate this occasion by flying kites.
Basant Panchami – Celebration
Yellow color is given special
attention and dominates everywhere on this particular day. Yellow color is
associated with Goddess Saraswati as well as the mustard crop. People wear
yellow clothes, make yellow color sweets on the day of Saraswati Puja. The
Goddess of art, learning, knowledge and wisdom, Maa Saraswati is worshipped with
full dedication. On this day, People also feed Brahmans with the feeling that
their ancestors are accepting the food. Kite-flying has become the part of this
festival and people really enjoy this event.
Basant Panchami is a
festival full of religious, seasonal and social significance. It is celebrated
by Hindus all over the world with enthusiasm and new sense of optimism.