Basant Panchami 2022

Basant Panchami 2022: Know the Date and Significance

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This year’s Basant Panchami will be celebrated on February 05, 2022. Basant Panchami is a day of fresh beginnings and is considered auspicious in India. The celebration, also known as Vasant Panchami, is held on the first day of spring, which is the fifth day of the month of Magha.

The auspicious day of Basant Panchami also heralds the approach of one of the country’s most prominent holidays, Holi, which is celebrated 40 days later. Vasant Utsav (festival) on Panchami is held 40 days before spring, symbolizing the 40-day change over time for any season. Spring will then arrive in full bloom.

Date and timing of Saraswati puja (Basant Panchami 2022)

Basant Panchami will be held on February 5, with the Vasant Panchami Muhurat running from 07:07 AM to 12:35 PM. According to Drikpanchang, the Vasant Panchami Madhyahna Moment will be at 12:35 PM. Although there is no set time for performing Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami, one should ensure that the Puja is performed when Panchami Tithi is present.

Why is this day dedicated to Goddess Saraswati?

Goddess of knowledge and education Maa Saraswati Wallpaper

Every Hindu God and Goddess has a special day and festival to honor. The Goddess of Wisdom, who is also linked with music and the arts, is worshiped since it is said she was born on this day.

Devotees perform pujas, offer her bhog, and wear yellow to symbolize mustard fields’ blossoming. Yellow is the Goddess’s favorite color since it represents nature’s richness and agricultural fields.

A traditional ceremony is conducted in many families, mainly in the Bengali community, when newborns and youngsters are encouraged to write their first words, taking a formal step into the realm of education, arts, and culture. People sing and dance as part of cultural programs.

Many educational institutions are closed on this day, and some families require that their children avoid textbooks and other books of knowledge for only one day to placate the Goddess.

Significance

On this particular day, the color yellow holds great importance. People wear yellow clothing, worship the Goddess Saraswati, and eat traditional meals to commemorate the day. Yellow represents wisdom and mustard fields, which are connected with the coming of the spring season.

Devi Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of Wisdom

This Devi Maa, dressed in white or yellow (symbolizing tranquility or wisdom), is revered as the Goddess of learning, fine arts, and music. The iconography depicts her with four hands, which represent manas (mind), buddhi (intellect), Chitta (creativity), and ahamkara (self-consciousness or ego).

The Vedas signify wisdom, while the peacock feather represents a pen, and the jap mala represents the ability to concentrate in life. These emphasize the value of education, while the Veena represents music and the arts.

The Goddess Saraswati is worshipped to gain knowledge and intelligence. Her chariot (Vahana), the Swan, also has an extraordinary capacity to separate water from milk. As a result, it motivates individuals to discriminate between what is good and what is bad. As a result, the relevance.