Vasant (Bansant) Panchami
Basant (Vasant) Panchami is well-known event that marks the end of winter months time and ushers in the springtime. Maa saraswati is the Hindu deity of the Vasant Panchami festival. 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 represents the splendor of nature and the vitality of life. An entire place bursts with yellow through the event.
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 provides it a vibrant yellow color and mild scent. Over 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 occasion 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 goddess 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 sign for purity. Her swan shows that populace needs to have to be able to discern the good from the bad.
The mother Sarasvati, sitting on a lotus, symbolizes her knowledge. She is also well-versed in the experience with reality. Once the mother is viewed sitting on a peacock, it is a reminder that a strong ego could occur back by knowledge.
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.