As per Hindu Calendar, Vasant Panchmi falls on the fifth day of Magha Month. This Vasant Panchami falls in Feb- March month every year and it marks beginning of spring season.
In Hindi Vasant means “spring”. Panchami denotes the fifth, hence Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day in the Magha Month as per Hindu Calendar.
Few call Vasant as Basant Panchami also. On this day, one should workship Goddess Maa Saraswati.
Day, Date & Time of Vasant Panchami 2021
Vasant Panchami falls on 16 feb 2021 in this year.
As per Hindu Panchang, panchami tithi will start at 3.35 am and will end on 17 feb 2021 around 5.46 am.
Vasant Panchami And Saraswati Puja Significance
Spring is regarded as the “King” of all seasons and is marked as one of most important festival of Hindu Culture.
Basant Pachami is the celebration of the agricultural fields beginning to ripen with beautiful mustard flowers. This day is dedicated to the goddess of music ,knowledge ,art and wisdom.
People wear yellow clothes, consume yellow sweets on the day of Vasant Panchami, and beautify their homes to make this festival cheerful. They also offer yellow flowers to the Goddess as yellow is believed to be her favourite colour.
In India, there are eighteen harvest festivals celebrated in India celebrated in a year and one of them is Basant Panchami.
Godess Maa Saraswati is the mother of the Vedas.
In our country India, many people consider Basant Panchami day as a pure and pious event for their children to start writing their first-ever letters or words or any form of education at intial stage.
Many people start there new beginings in creative field Today. Remember, Godess Maa Saraswati is seen playing Veena which symbolises the importance of music, art and creavity in one’s life.
On this day of Basant Panchami, devotees worship Godess Maa Saraswati to get her divine blessings.
Saraswati puja consists of a ritual wherein education is executed for children. It is also referred to as Vidyarambham(start of education), one of the key rituals of this fest.
Most of the schools and colleges organise a puja on their premises to attain the Goddess grace.
Even, astrologers honour Basant Panchmi as the day of Abujha, a favourable time to begin all the auspicious tasks.
How to do Pooja of Godess Maa Saraswati on Vasant Panchami
On the day of Vasant Panchami, you can do pooja of Maa Godess Saraswati in this day
- Get up Early
- Clean your home and Mandir
- Put a Paste of Neem and Turmeric all over your body before you take bath.
- Wear Yellow colour as yellow colour is favourite colour of Godess Maa Saraswati
- Offer yellow colour flowers, turmeric, rice etc to Godess Maa Saraswati today when you visit the temple.
- In case if you are not visiting temple like due to fear of Covid, then you can do pooja of Godess Saraswati as well as Lord Ganesha. Offer yellow colour flowers, turmeric, rice etc to Godess Maa Saraswati
- Light lamp in front of Maa Godess Saraswati.
Recite Saraswati Maa Mantra.
ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं महासरस्वती देव्यै नमः।
Om Aim Hrim Kleem Maha Saraswati Devaya Namaha||
Vidya Mantra for students
This Mantra is useful for students those who want to improve the power of concentration and memory. Even those students who are struggling to score well or pass their exams can chant below Saraswati mantra.
सरस्वति नमस्तुभ्यं वरदे कामरूपिणि ।
विद्यारम्भं करिष्यामि सिद्धिर्भवतु मे सदा ॥
Saraswati Namasthubhyam Varade Kamarupini
Vidyarambham KarishyamiSiddhir Bavathume Sadha
Other factors to remember when doing pooja of Godess Maa Saraswati
Devotees should be east facing when they are doing pooja or rituals of Godess Maa Saraswati.
Do take blessings from your teachers, guru and parents from whom you have learn. In case if you can’t visit them, atleast you can give a call to them.