Saraswati Puja; Basanta Panchami

16, Feb 2021 |

Saraswati Puja, the worship of the goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning. 

Saraswati Pooja also known as Shree Panchami, Basanta Panchami is one of the most important festivals in Nepal, People from Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh communities, mainly in Nepal and eastern India, mark this festival as the beginning of the spring season, especially for students. Goddess Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge) is worshipped all around the nation in this day.  She is venerated as the source of all intelligence and creativity.

 Students worship reading and writing materials like books, pens, notebooks, and other instruments whereas musicians worship their musical instruments and other professionals worship their own tools. Many educational institutions arrange special prayers or worship in the morning to seek the blessing of the goddess whereas poetic and musical gatherings are held in some communities in reverence of Saraswati. Hence, this is the day when we worship the source of knowledge, art and education.

Basanta Panchami is the day when winter draws to an end and spring begins. Basanta Panchami falls in January-February (Magh – Fagun), the fifth day of the bright half of the month in Magh of Nepali calendar. Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja celebrations in Nepal welcome the advent of spring, flowers, gaiety, and good fortune. The people of Nepal believe that Basant Panchami is one of the most auspicious dates for beginning a newly married life. Children in between the ages of 5 to 7 are made to utter their first alphabet on the auspicious Basant Panchami day.

Although there is no special time to perform Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami day one should make sure that Puja is done when Panchami Tithi is prevailing. Many times Panchami Tithi doesn't prevail whole of the day on Vasant Panchami day hence we believe that it is important to do Saraswati puja within Panchami Tithi.


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