Basant panchami 2016
Vasant panchami- Saraswati puja
Vasant panchami is legendary event that marks the end of winter season and ushers in the springtime. Mata saraswati is the Hindu maata of the Vasant Panchami festival. Little girls have on bright yellow clothes and have fun with the festivals. The colour yellow holds a special meaning for this joyful celebration since it symbolizes the brightness of nature and the enthusiasm of life. The entire place bursts with yellow through the festival.
Populace dress in yellow providing yellow flowers to others and to the gods and goddesses. Additionally arrange and feast on a special pastry called kesar halwa or kesar halva, that is made from flour, sugar, nuts, and cardamom powder. This dish includes saffron strands, which gives it a vibrant yellow color and mild scent. Through the Vasant Panchami festival, India’s crop fields are filled up with the colour yellow, as the yellow mustard flowers bloom at this time of the year. Pens, notebooks, and pencils are put near the goddess Devi's feet to be blessed before they utilized by students.
The event of the Vasant Panchami is dependant on the Hindu mata Sarasvati. Sarasvati is the mata of knowledge. She embodies the different elements of learning like the sciences, artistry, handicrafts and abilties. She is considered calm and collected. She is often pictured seated on a lotus or a peacock, wearing a white dress.
The Mata Sarasvati is the mata of intelligence and learning. She has four hands which symbolize ego, intelligence, performance and the mind. She carries a lotus and scriptures in two of her hands and she plays music on the veena (an instrument similar to a sitar) with her other two hands. She rides on a white swan. Her white dress is a representation for purity. Her swan shows that populace needs to have to be able to discern the good from the bad.
The goddess Sarasvati, sitting on a lotus, symbolizes her knowledge. She is also well-versed in the connection with reality. At the time mata is viewed sitting on a peacock, it is a reminder that a strong ego could occur back by perception.
You can buy any mata saraswati related puja/ yantra/havan/spiritual kit on this day.
Saraswati puja /havan/ yagya Muhurth- Any panchami, Wednesday or Vasant panchami.
Saraswati yantra/kit keeping muhurth- Any panchami, Wednesday or Vasant panchami.