Spring officially begins with the celebrations of Vasant Panchami. The cold days are left far behind and natives make preparations to welcome the joyous days of Spring. With the incipience of this festival, some folks also get overwhelmed with this idea that the festival of colours, Holi is also around the corner. Nevertheless, Vasant Panchami is celebrated on the Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha during the month of Magha as per the Hindu Calendar.
During this year, which means that during 2020, this particular festival will be celebrated on Wednesday, 29 January. Readers must be already aware of the fact that Goddess of Knowledge, Maa Saraswati is also worshipped on this very day. It has been believed that along with observing the necessary rites and rituals, if one recites the Saraswati Stotram, then miraculous results come into the forefront along with the appeasement of the Goddess. She then blesses the natives with the much desired boons. This is the reason why this festival is also known as “Shri Panchami”. From this very day onwards, the ‘Vasant’ or the spring festival begins in the Indian subcontinent. Apart from our very own nation, Vasant Panchami celebrations are also observed by the natives of Nepal, Bangladesh and many other nations.
With the arrival of Spring, it seems to us that mother nature adorns a garland of greenery. The mustard flowers also sprinkle a yellow tint of joy over the fields. At the same time, the mango buds on the trees also give a grandiose welcome to the new season. Not only this, we can also spectate butterflies spreading colours and happiness all over nature, creating joyous atmospheres once again. This is how the Vasant Panchami occupies an important place in the list of Indian festivals and events.
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Before moving forward to the other intricacies of this festival, let us have a look at the Muhurat to commence the rites and rituals of this festival.
Basant Panchami/Saraswati Puja Muhurat
10:47:38 to 12:34:25
1 Hour 46 Minute
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Vasant Panchami Puja Rituals
Vasant Panchami Puja Rituals are commemorated generally after Sunrise and during the mid part of the day. However, if the Panchami Tithi begins after mid-day, then in such a situation Basant Panchami rituals are carried out the next day. But, the reason for celebrating Vasant Panchami the next is only viable when the Panchami Tithi does not begin before the mid part of the previous day. That is, Panchami Tithi should befall before noon. In all other circumstances, worshipping is done on the first day itself. In some rare circumstances, Vasant Panchami falls on the Chaturthi Tithi sometimes.
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Worshipping Devi Saraswati on Basant Panchami is special, since one’s career blooms with her blessings. Donate papayas and bananas on the day of Vasant Panchami. It is believed that it is auspicious to donate yellow coloured fruits on this day. Do not forget to take the blessings of your Guru or mentors. Also, donate yellow coloured clothes to them. Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, so this day is quite a special one for the students. Therefore, they are advised to install the statue of Maa Saraswati in the northeastern direction of their study room. Also, do not forget to light incense sticks and yellow coloured flowers. Students can also write ‘ॐ ऐं सरस्वत्यै नमः’/‘oṃ aiṃ saraswatyai namaḥ’ 21 times on a yellow coloured paper with a red coloured pen in front of the idol of Goddess Saraswati.
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Vasant Panchami Puja Rituals
Some of the important rites and rituals which are carried out during Vasant Panchami are mentioned below. Observe them with a pure heart and mind to get the best results.
- First and foremost, take the idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Saraswati and place them on a yellow coloured podium.
- In the next step, do not forget to offer only yellow coloured coloured clothes to the deities.
- Try to offer night jasmine or marigold flowers to the deities as the fragrance of these flowers helps to maintain the sanctity of the nearby environment and the balance between the five elements crucial for livelihood.
- Afterwards, apply a Tika of sandalwood and light some incense sticks as its aroma removes the tints of negative energy present in the atmosphere and increases one’s concentration powers.
- Put some Itra(perfume) of Harsingar (night jasmine) in pure ghee and light it. It is said that the perfume lamp of Harsingar Itra balances the whole environment, and the pure ghee lamp pacifies the planet Venus and increases its auspiciousness. Consequently, the native’s physical and mental development takes place. Not only this, it improves one’s economic situation and relations with other people.
- Since the colour yellow is very important for this day, make offerings of sweet yellow rice on this day.
Vasant Panchami and the Colour Yellow!!
It has been believed that the colour yellow has a special importance when it comes to Vasant Panchami. You might have come across many instances when many folks wear yellow coloured clothes on this day. The colour yellow is considered to be an epitome of Vaishnavism and knowledge. Apart from this, it is also believed to possess some Sattvic undercurrents. Not only this, the same yellow color also represents the horizon in the five basic elements. The usage of this colour makes an individual prudent and generous. At the same time, if we talk about modern Vastu Shastra, then the colour yellow helps one to overcome health problems like Cough, cold, liver disorders, jaundice gas, swelling and many more. It is also possible to treat serious diseases with the proper usage of a yellow object or cloth and with the proper advice of experts. Above everything, the colour yellow is quite dear to the Goddess of Knowledge, Maa Saraswati. Considering this relevant reason and the numerous others mentioned above, it can be understood why this colour is used extensively on the day of Vasant Panchami or Saraswati Puja.
Appease Lord Jupiter on Vasant Panchami
The festival of Vasant Panchami is considered to be quite auspicious to pacify the planet Jupiter. As per the Vedic astrology, the colour yellow stands for the planet “Guru” or Jupiter. Astrology gives Jupiter the title of Guru or mentor. On the other hand, the planet Jupiter being negatively placed in astrology suggests a dull life, quarrelsome environment, wastage of money. Beliefs state that if an inflicted native offers prayers to Goddess Saraswati and Lord Vishnu with a devoted heart and mind, then his/her troubles come to an end and he/she also gains a considerable amount of gains.
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