Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami is a Hindu Festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm & devotion all across India. The festival of Vasant Panchami is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati who is the Deity that blesses us with Knowledge & Wisdom. Apart from India, this festival is also celebrated in Nepal as well Bali which is in Indonesia.
Vasant Panchami is not just a festival that is celebrated by Hindus but it is celebrated by Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists as well with a devout heart and gratitude towards the ‘Goddess of Learning- Saraswati’.
As per the Lunar calendar, Vasant Panchami is a festival that is celebrated on the ‘Panchami Tithi’ or 5th Date of the ‘Shukla Paksha’ or the Waxing Phase of the Moon in the month of Magha.
This year, Vasant Panchami 2021 will be celebrated on 16th February 2021 and the Muhurat for worshipping Goddess Saraswati is happening in the ‘Revati Nakshatra’ during that day.
This day will be extremely auspicious for conducting marriages and beginning new endeavours & projects particularly in the field of education. With a very positive cosmic surge of energies happening on this day, it is advised that students must wholeheartedly worship Goddess Saraswati and bring Her Blessings & Grace in their lives to excel in the academic domain of their lives and eventually accomplish a truly rewarding education.
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Significance of Vasant Panchami
Vasant Panchami marks the day when post the creation of cosmos, Goddess Saraswati appeared for the first time to spread knowledge & learnings in the world.
Vasant Panchami is celebrated by offering Yellow colored flowers & garlands to Goddess Saraswati. Yellow colour symbolizes the fresh liveliness & vitality that occurs in nature with the arrival of the Spring Season. Interestingly, the mustard flowers which are also yellow in colour, start to bloom during this period.
People wear yellow coloured clothes on this day and cook yellow coloured rice which they offer to Goddess Saraswati as well as donate to the needy.
In many parts of India, little children are initiated into the academic phase of their lives on this particular day. During the Children are made to write their first syllable on a slate and a ‘Saraswati Puja’ is performed to ensure that the child gets the blessings of Goddess Saraswati and successfully garners meaningful education in his/her life ahead.
Goddess Saraswati is also known to govern musical arts therefore, students as well as professional musicians worship Her by placing their musical instruments in front of Her idol or picture and sing Hymns or Spiritual Songs to mark their devotion & gratitude towards Her.
Duration of Vasant Panchami this year and the Auspicious Muhurat of Saraswati Puja
Vasant Panchami this year will be observed from 3:36 AM on 16th February to 5:46 AM on 17th February 2021. The most auspicious Muhurat of Saraswati Puja will be in the ‘Amrit Siddhi Yog’ and the ‘Ravi Yog’ in the ‘Revati Nakshatra’. The entire auspicious Muhurat for the Puja will span around 6 hours and the ‘Abhijeet Muhurat’ will be from 11:41 AM to 12:26 PM on 16th February.
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So, prepare to bask into the glory of Vasant Panchami 2021 and pay your gratitude to Goddess Saraswati who blesses us with knowledge & wisdom that ultimately becomes the very basis of the growth & upliftment of our consciousness.