Basant Panchami is one of the most celebrated first few festivals of the year. It indicates the beginning of the spring season– ‘Basant’ means spring and ‘Panchami’ means the fifth day, as it falls on the Panchami Tithi of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Magh. This year, Basant Panchami will be observed on January 26th, 2023. On this day, the Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom, art, language, and knowledge is worshipped, making it a significant day for students as well. The mustard crop also blooms on this day and people pray for good health and fortune throughout the year. People dress in yellow (or white) attire, consume yellow sweets, and decorate their homes with yellow flowers.
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Have you ever wondered why people wear the color yellow on Basant Panchami? Or why is Goddess Sarawati worshiped along with books and instruments on this day? Well, here we are to the rescue! This blog by AstroSage will explain everything about Goddess Saraswati, along with some lesser-known facts about her, and some do-s and don’ts of Basant Panchami. So without any further ado, let us start digging info!
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Some Facts About Goddess Saraswati
Her love for the color yellow and white
The colors yellow and white are said to be Goddess Saraswati’s favorite colors. She is always wearing traditional attire, Saree, in either of the two colors. It is said that the color white signifies “purity” and yellow signifies “positivity.” Hence, it is said to be very auspicious to wear clothes in yellow and white.
She is also known as Hansavahini
Goddess Saraswati is considered to be the epitome of beauty and elegance, which is represented by a Swan, or a Hans. Her ride is said to be a Peacock, which represents dance and beauty, or a Swan, which is said to discriminate between right and wrong. Hence, she is also known as the Hasnavahini, “she who rides the swan.”
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Representation of the Peacock
Usually, Goddess Saraswati is represented near a running river, which may be connected to her existence as a river goddess. A peacock is occasionally shown beside her, which symbolizes arrogance and pride in its beauty, and by having a peacock as her vehicle, the Goddess teaches not to be bothered with exterior appearance and to be wise regarding ultimate truth.
Lotus as her Throne
You must have noticed that Goddess Saraswati always sat on a lotus, mostly white and very rarely pink. This lotus is considered a symbol of supreme knowledge, purity, and non-interference with exterior negativity.
Goddess of Art, Knowledge, and Harmony
You will always find an idol or a picture of Goddess Saraswati in a school, college, or any institution of knowledge. She always holds a stringed instrument, the Veena, which represents harmony and peace along with intelligence. Her love for music, dance, and art is represented by the Veena and the Vedas she holds in her hands.
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Do’s & Don’ts On Basant Panchami
Do These Things
- Wear yellow or white colored clothes.
- Offer yellow and white flowers to Goddess Saraswati, especially Jasmine flowers, while performing Saraswati Puja.
- On this day, if you are a student, you should worship your notebooks and stationery.
- If you are a musician, dancer, or another form of artist, you should also honor your instruments on this day and worship them alongside Goddess Saraswati.
Don’t Do These Things
- Don’t wear black and red colored clothes on Basant Panchami.
- Do not speak bad words on this day as it is said that on this day Saraswati is seated on one’s tongue, ie., everything you say will become true. Hence, avoid fighting with anyone.
- Do not consume non-vegetarian food and alcohol on the day of Basant Panchami.
- Students should avoid studying on this day. Instead, they should promise Goddess Saraswati to be consistent and focus completely on their studies.
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