The fifth day of Magha is Vasant Panchami. The goddess of wisdom, intelligence, poetry, art and culture, Saraswati Devi worships Hindus this day.
When is Vasant Panchami ?
A Sikh and Hindu Festival on the fifth day of the Magha’s traditional Indian calendar month, the Vasant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Pujá, the Shree Panchami, or Basant Festival of Kites (usually early February).
It’s a public holiday in the Indian regions of Haryana, Odisha, Tripura and western Bengal. This is the fifth day of the spring, Vasant Panchami, the festival of Spring, marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is 40 days before Holi and it is the beginning of festival planning.
Vasant Panchami’s Length this year and Saraswati Puja’s Muhurat
On 16 February to 5:46 AM, 17 February 2021, Vasant Panchami will be observed in this year from 3:36 AM. In the “Amrit Siddhi Yog,” and in the “Ravi Yog” in the “Revati Nakshatra” will be Saraswati’s most auspicious Muhurati Puja. The entire Muhurat is distributed over the Puja for about 6 hours. On February 16th the ‘Abhijeet Muhurat’ will be between 11:41 and 12:26.
Vasant Panchami Traditions :
Hindus worship the goddess of wisdom, intelligence, poetry, art and culture, Saraswati Devi. Legend says that Lord Brahma has created man and earth. It felt everything a little too quiet, so on this day, by sprinkling water in the air, he created Saraswati. She was also called the water goddess because she emerged from the water. Saraswati then filled the globe with lovely music and with her voice blessed the earth.
On this day, a large majority of the devotees offer reverence. Devotees visit their temples and act and play music. Saraswati Vandana, Saraswati Goddess manifested creative energies and is believed to have wisdom and imagination for those who worship her this day. Saraswati Maa’s most common colou is yellowr. Which is why people wear yellow today and make yellow dishes and sweets.
The popular festival in many parts of Vasant Panchami is yellow cooked rice with saffron. Hindus read Maa Saraswati Chalisa on Vasant Panchami Day so that their future could be fine. In several parts of Saraswati temples, the night before, are full of elaborate festivals. So that the deity can take part with its devotees on the next morning in the festivities.
As it is the Divine of Knowledge day, some parents are interested in sitting with their children. While studying or writing their first term, fostering learning. Aksharabhyasam or Vidyarambham is this vital ritual. The statue of the goddess Saraswati is decorated with yellow in many educational institutions, followed by Saraswati Puja, in which teachers and students both recite Saraswati’s strokes to seek her blessings.
The four hands of Saraswati are ego, intelligence, alertness and mind. White dress on a lotus or a peacock is what Maa is very often noticed with. Lord Kamaddava and his wife Rati are devoted to this day. Many people recognise it as the day of love. Women and men dress in saffron, pink and sing different ragas and emotions to celebrate love and its varied emotions and dance on the beats of dhols.
In many areas including Kutch, people send one another a garland of flowers set as a symbol of love and affection by mango leaves. In some parts of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Lord Shiva and the Goddess Parvati give their prayers on that day.
The story about a poet named Kalidasa is a famous legend associated with Vasant Panchami. Kalidasa ended up getting married somehow to a beautiful princess who kicked out him when she realised that he was stupid. Desperately, when Saraswati came out of the river and told him to bathe in the water, Kalidasa was trying to kill himself. The water taught him insight when he did and led him to write poetry.
Vasant Panchami, reflecting the mustard fields, is closely associated with the yellow colour, which in this time of year is the main sight of Punjab and Haryana. Kite Flying, like Makar Sankranti, is a common tradition for the Punjab and Haryana festival. This day’s flying kite means freedom and fun. On Vasant Panchami songs and poems are recited in many schools.