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Basant Panchami 2020: Basant Panchami on 29th January, know auspicious time, worship method, importance and beliefs

On the day of Basant Panchami, Basant Ritu arrives. Rituraj is the great importance of spring. After the bitter cold, nature’s hue is made. At the same time, according to Hindu beliefs, Goddess Saraswati was born on this day.

New Delhi: Basant Panchami festival is celebrated with great pomp in North India. Saraswati, the goddess of learning, was born on Basant Panchami, so on this day Saraswati Puja (Saraswati Puja) is contemplated. On this day many people also worship Kama Dev, the god of love. This festival has special significance for the farmers. Mustard fields rise on Basant Panchami. Chana, barley, jowar and wheat earrings begin to be eaten. Spring begins from this day. Although there are six seasons in India, but spring is called the king of seasons. During this time the weather becomes pleasant and new fruits and flowers start to grow in the trees. On this day, kite flying is also done in many places.

When is Basant Panchami?

According to the Hindu Panchang, Basant Panchami is celebrated every year on the fifth day of Magh month Shukla Paksha. According to the Gregorian calendar, Basant Panchami falls in January or February every year. This time Basant Panchami is on 29 January 2020.

Basant Panchami date and auspicious time
Date of Basant Panchami: 29 January 2020
Panchami Tithi Start: On 29 January 2020 from 10:45 am
Panchami date ends: 30 January 2020 till 1:00 pm

Importance of Basant Panchami

Basant Ritu arrives on Basant Panchami. Rituraj is the great importance of spring. After the bitter cold, nature’s hue is made. The red flowers of Palash, the blossom on green mango trees, greenery and pink make the cold weather pleasant. This season is also considered very good in terms of health. New consciousness is communicated in animal-animals with humans. Basant is considered a friend of Kamdev, the god of love. This season is considered favorable for Kama Baan. At the same time, according to Hindu beliefs, Goddess Saraswati was born on this day, so Hindus have deep faith in this festival. On this day, bathing is of special importance in the holy rivers. The Basant Mela is also held on the banks of holy rivers and pilgrimage centers.  

Why is Saraswati worshiped on Basant Panchami?

At the time of creation, Brahma created creatures and human vaginas. But he felt that there was something missing due to which the shadow kept around. Brahma sprinkled water from his kamandala, revealing a beautiful woman with four hands. The woman had Veena in one hand and Vara in the other hand. The rest were book and garland in both hands. Brahma requested Goddess to play the veena. As soon as Devi sweetened the veena, all creatures of the world got a voice. The water stream started uproar. The wind began to rustle. Then Brahma called that goddess Saraswati, the goddess of speech. Saraswati is worshiped under several names including Bagishwari, Bhagwati, Sharda, Veena Vadani and Vagdevi. She is the goddess of learning, intelligence and music. Goddess Saraswati was born by Brahma on the day of Basant Panchami. Therefore every year on the day of Basant Panchami, the birthday of Goddess Saraswati is celebrated.

How is Goddess Saraswati worshiped on Basant Panchami?

Saraswati Puja has special significance in West Bengal and Bihar on Basant Panchami. Saraswati Puja is organized not only in homes but also in educational institutions on this day.

  • On the day of Basant Panchami, flowers are offered to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and worshiped.
  • On this day, instruments and books are worshiped.
  • On this day, young children are taught alphabets for the first time. Books are also presented to them.
  • Wearing yellow clothes on this day is considered auspicious.
  • Yellow rice or yellow food is eaten on this day. In Bengal, this yellow yellow khichdi is eaten.

Mantra of maa saraswati

While worshiping Maa Saraswati, this verse should be recited:
ॐ Shri Saraswati Shuklavarnam Sasmitam Sumanoharam.
Vahnishuddham Shukadhanam Veenapustakamadhariniam.
Ratnasarendra Nirman Bhushan Bhushitam.
Supujitam Surganaibrahmavishnushivadibhi: .. Vande Bhakta or Vandita f

Saraswati Vandana

Or kundendutushaharhardhavala or auspiciousness
Or veenaverandandamanditakara or whitetpadmasana.
Or Brahmachayut Shankaraprabhritibhirdevai: Sada Vandita
Sa Maa Patu Saraswati Bhagwati Sheshjadyapyaha॥

Shukla Brahmavichar Sar Paramadamya Jagadvipini
Veena-book-dhariniambhayadan jadhyandkarapaham
Hasthe Spritik Malikan Viddhatin Padmasana Institutes
Vande taam parmeshwari bhagwatiyan buddhipradaan sardam29

Worship of cupid

Some people also worship Kamdev on Basant Panchami. In olden times, the king used to sit on an elephant and visit the city and visit the temple and worship Cupid. The weather becomes pleasant in the spring and it is believed that Cupid makes the whole atmosphere romantic. Actually, according to mythological beliefs, Basant is the friend of Cupid, so Cupid’s bow is made of flowers. When Cupid leaves the arrow from the command, there is no sound. Their arrows have no armor. Spring is considered the season of love. In this, the heart becomes wet with love after eating the arrows of flowers. For these reasons, Kamdev and his wife Rati are worshiped on Basant Panchami.

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