VASANT PANCHAMI (22ND JANUARY 2018)
The Vasant Panchami is the auspicious day because of the celebration of different festivals of Hindus in different states of India. Normally, Vasant means “spring” and Panchami means the “fifth day”. This festival is celebrated on the month of Magha which lies in between month of January and February. This day remarks the starting of the spring season and the birthdate of the Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts. On this day, the
worship of Goddess Saraswati (Saraswati Puja) is organized and even done at home, the kite flying festival is celebrated in Punjab, Jaipur, Sufi Basant is celebrated in Bihar.
We celebrate the day Vasant Panchmi as the birthdate of Goddess Saraswati and Hindus worship the goddess as Goddess of knowledge, arts. This day is celebrated in different states of India. Celebrations are done in schools, colleges, institutes, offices, temples, homes. This day is celebrated to initiate children to arise or aware information about the world of learning and education.
Students must pray or worship the goddess Saraswati to obtain or get good great in studies as goddess provide good education to students. Students keep their pens, pencils, notebooks, books, and other educational objects in front of goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati has given respect, prayed, worshipped, according to rituals and India is the religious country where these festivals have given importance to them. Parents, teachers, colleagues, the priest must aware the children about the Saraswati puja.
This festival is celebrated in different states of India with different rituals and different ways of celebration methods.
In Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai, the prayer of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and goddess Saraswati are done according to the ways.
In Punjab, the Basant Panchmi is celebrated by praying the goddess Saraswati and the kite flying festival is celebrated at a high level.
This festival is also celebrated as the harvest festival in many states like Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
In Jaipur and Rajasthan, this day is celebrated by flying kites with great enthusiasm, enjoyment, by people of all religions making this as a colorful festival.