Basant Panchmi 2015: Saraswati Puja
Saraswati Devi is worshipped on the Basant or Vasant Panchami day, this year it falls on 4th February 2015. This is time when winter season says bye- bye and spring season enter. Devi Saraswati blesses her devotees with wisdom and knowledge. This Basant Panchami is the dual celebration day, first is birthday of Devi Saraswati and second one is welcoming the spring season.
Basant Panchami 2015: Two Reasons of Celebration
Basant Panchami celebration will accomplish with Goddess Saraswati Puja on 4th February 2015 day. Birthday of Devi Saraswati is celebrated on the day of Basant Panchami. She blesses the all people with wisdom, knowledge, sound and music. Thus, Sarvati puja is performed on this day. Various rituals and tradition are performed during puja. This day also mark as the beginning of spring season. This is the time when earth drapes with yellow colour due to the bloom of mustard crop and its flowers. That is the reason yellow is the main colours in all events.
Basant Panchami 2015: Welcome the Beautiful Spring season
Basant Panchami, Hindu festival is the mark of arrival of spring season. According to the Hindu calendar, it comes on fifth day of the Hindu month Magh. This festival is celebrated in January or February month as per the Gregorian calendar. This festival has importance in Indian families due to many reasons. The festival Holi also comes in the spring season to add more colors in life. Basant Panchmi follows all the rituals and many legends also associated with it. Saraswati puja is also important. On this holy day, devotees worship Devi Sarasvati. Goddess Saraswati is the treasure of wisdom, knowledge, culture and sound. During this time mustard fields on its bloom, fields with yellow flowers. People also enjoy with kite flying on this day in many region of India. Many kites competition held on this day by localities. This spring season also shows effect on the Venus planet which is the marker of love and charm.
Now let’s talk about puja of Goddess Saraswati.
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Saraswati Puja 2015: A day of wisdom and knowledge
Hindus observe Sarawati puja with great zeal all over the globe. It is belevied that Goddess Saraswati appear on this very day. Saraswati devi is measured as the energy of Brahama ji who is the creator of the universe as per the Hindu beliefs. The picture of Goddess Saraswati is appeared so calm, sitting on lotus, wear a white dress.
Saraswati Puja 2015: Legends associated
Lord Brahama created the universe but he was disappointed with his creation, all creation was quiet like a lifeless body. There was no sound in universe, no music. He became so sad after it. That time Lord Vishnu helped him and suggested that only Goddess Saraswati can help him. So, Lord Braham took her help for it. On the call of Brahama, Goddess Saraswati became ready to help. She gave life to all the creation done by Brahama through here veena’s music. Lord Brahama pleased with this and gave new name to goddess Saraswati- ‘Vageshwari’. When she played veena that time, first word or music came was ‘sa’, it is now one of seven ‘sur’. The other name of Goddess Saraswati is ‘Veenapaani’ because she hold veena. She also appeared as calm.
Saraswati Puja 2015: Importance of Saraswati puja on the day of Basant Panchami
Saraswati puja has great importance so don’t miss out it this year. Saraswati Devi gives the wisdom to all the world, without knowledge and wisdom the world is nothing. That is the reason why she worshipped by the human as well as by all the Gods. If we worship Goddess on the fortnight of Magh maas then we will bless with the wisdom and knowledge it is believed by everyone. Thus, the Basant Panchami day is started with the Saraswati puja. Devotees can worship the idol form or a picture of Saraswati devi.
Saraswati Puja 2015: Procedure of Goddess Saraswati puja
To offer the prayers to Goddess Saraswati, a Kalash (urn) is enshrined. Then the puja is start. But first, the Lord Ganesha is worshipped. As per the Hindu tradition before starting any puja, it is important to worship lord Ganesha first because it is good for any ‘Mangal Karya’. Then Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is also worshipped. After it, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped with all rituals. First bath the idol of Goddess then adorn it with white dress. Garland and vermillion is offered before starting the puja. Gulaal especially red colour gulaal is offered in the feet of Goddess. Seasonal fruits are used in Bhoga.
Saraswati Puja 2015: Abhuj Murhat for all good works
Goddess Saraswati symbolize the owner of wisdom and knowledge. The Basant Panchami day is also called as ‘Abhuj Muhurat; means the sacred time for good work. It is believed that if we start study on this day then result will be good for native definitely. It is a best time for ‘Vidyarambh Sanskar’ as per Hindu belief. The native who start education on this day will become an intelligent and knowledgeable person as per the beliefs. Because Saraswati Goddess represents as the treasure of knowledge then the blessings from her has more importance. This Abhuj Muhurat is for starting any new and good work. Maa Saraswati is the Goddess of sound and music so who is going to start art studies can take the blessings from Goddess Saraswati.
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Saraswati Puja 2015: Auspicious Muhurat
Though people get married on the auspicious time as per their horoscope but the ‘Abhuj Muhurat’ is good for everyone. If couple get married on this auspicious day then it will good for them. They will experience tension free and good marital life. The complete day is good for marriage purpose, no need to ask anyone about the ‘Shubh Muhurat’. The Saraswati puja and Basant Panchmi day is also good time for ‘Grah Pravesh’ (house warming ceremony). Grah pravesh is vital event for anyone’s life. So this year if you are planning to enter in new home then, this Basant Panchami time is best. This time period is also good to start new ventures.
Basant Panchami 2015: Sky full with Kites
Basant Panchmi is mark as the beginning of spring season that is an enjoyable season. A new energy emerges in everything and it is quite visible. People show their happiness and energy in various ways and one way is Kite flying. The various kite flying completion held on this day in different region of India. Person who cut maximum numbers of kites of others become winner. Kite flying is the old tradition which is still following with great zeal by everyone. So, don’t wait, enjoy this Kite flying with your family and friends this year.
Basant Panchami 2015: Delicious and Traditional Food Items
No festival is complete without sweets and other delicious food items. So, Basant Panchami is also not exception here. Many type of food items prepare at home for celebration. Different region has different taste and according to it people prepare the food items. In Saraswati Puja, Kheer which is made by rice, milk and sugar is offered to Goddess. As well as rice cook with Kesar (saffron) and dry fruits. Bundi which is in yellow colour is offered to Goddess Saraswati in Bihar region. In Uttar Pradesh, yellow rice is popular for puja. In Punjab, rice with yellow colour, mustard vegetable, make ki roti is popular during this time. Try these all delicious items and perform the Saraswati Devi puja with great enthusiasm.
We hope these all information related to Basant Panchami will help you in performing the all rituals and you can enjoy this year Basant Panchami with great zeal.
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Category: Festival 2015
Created: Wednesday, March 11 2015
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar