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<strong>Vasant Panchami 2023: History, Date, Rituals, and more</strong>

Created by Asttrolok in Astrology 30 Aug 2023
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<strong>Vasant Panchami 2023: History, Date, Rituals, and more</strong>
Vasant Panchami 2023 will be held in India on January 25. It will be the first day of the beautiful Basant Ritu or Spring season. This day is one of the most important Indian festivals in 2023, and individuals of all ages celebrate it. This holiday happens during the Hindu month of Magh, which is January or February as per the Gregorian calendar.

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History of Basant Panchami: What it Means for Astrology

Basant Panchami's history is important because it shows how the holiday was first celebrated. Basant Panchami happens on the Panchami tithi in the month of Magha during Shukla Paksha. This day is the first day of spring, and it is also the day when the Saraswati Puja ritual is done with great passion and devotion. In some parts of the country, the Shodashopachara Puja is also used to honor Lord Kamdev and Goddess Rati.

People think of Maa Saraswati as the Goddess of intelligence, knowledge, and wisdom. Yellow is a popular color to wear, and dishes that are yellow are often made. The statues of Maa Saraswati and Lord Vishnu are also dressed in yellow. On the occasion of Basant Panchami, the traditional Vidyarambham ceremony (which is about learning and education) is also held.

Rituals for Vasant Panchami Puja

  • Place the statues of Maa Saraswati and Lord Vishnu next to each other on a yellow-covered platform, stool, or podium.

  • Give the gods clothes that are yellow.

  • Give the gods Marigold or Jasmine flowers.

  • Sandalwood or Chandan Tika should be put on the deities, and incense sticks should be lit.

  • Put Ghee and jasmine perfume on a Diya and light it.

Saraswati Puja

Maa Saraswati is also worshipped on this day. We've written about the ritual practices and what they mean below.

Sri Panchami

On the day of Vasant Panchami, business people worship Lord Vishnu, who is known as the Protector, and Maa Lakshmi, who is known as the Goddess of Riches and Wealth. For these people to get the blessings, they should restate the Sri Sukta with devotion.

Basant Panchami Saraswati Puja

Maa Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, creativity, and energy. On the happy day of Vasant Panchami, a ceremony called Saraswati Puja is done in the right way. In many regions across the country, this is a good day to start educational activities with kids. This is called a Vidyarambham Ceremony.

As part of the ritual, children are given pens and paper on this day. People give the Goddess yellow flowers, sweets, and clothes on this day. During Saraswati Puja, Prasad is given out at many schools, colleges, and offices.

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Rituals for Saraswati Puja

  • On the morning of Vasant Panchami, you should get up early and clean the house as well as the place where you worship.

  • Before having a bath, apply a Turmeric and Neem paste to your body.

  • Then, take a shower and put on clean clothes. You can wear clothes that are yellow on this day.

  • Now, clean the altar area and cover the Maa Saraswati statue with a fresh white or yellow cloth before placing it on a stool or elevated platform.

  • Put the statue of Lord Ganesh next to the statue of Goddess Saraswati.

  • You can also put things to play music or study, like books, pens, pencils, etc.

  • Worship the gods by putting turmeric, Kumkum, Akshat, and yellow flowers on a plate.

  • Light a Diya and a stick of incense and say the Saraswati Aarti, Saraswati Stotram, and Saraswati Mantra.

  • As soon as the puja is over, distribute the Prasad.

  • Yellow and the Festival of Basant Panchami.

  • Yellow has been linked to the Basant Panchami celebration since the beginning of time. This day is filled with the spring-like color yellow, from the clothes people wear to the food they eat. This color is the most important thing in Vaishnavism, and it has Sattvic undertones.

  • Ancient myths say that Lord Vishnu loves this color, which is why we see him wearing it. Vastu Shastra says that the color yellow can heal some of the most serious health problems, such as jaundice, colds, liver problems, stomach problems, coughs, and more.

On Vasant Panchami, people pray to Lord Jupiter.

Vedic Astrology says that the celebration of Basant Panchami is represented by the planet Jupiter. Yellow stands for the planet Jupiter, which is also called Guru and is called the teacher of the Navagraha. People think that praising the planet Jupiter on the occasion of Vasant Panchami will help bring good things to happen.

In astrology, if Jupiter is in an unfavorable place in a Kundli, the native will have a boring life, spend too much money, and live in a place where people fight. So, honoring Lord Vishnu and Goddess Saraswati with a sincere heart on the occasion of Vasant Panchami is a good way to make Jupiter happy and get his blessings.
Celebrations of Vasant Panchami in India

Vasant Panchami is the first day of spring and the last day of winter. On this day, Maa Saraswati is honored with a lot of devotion. People can be seen wearing yellow clothes and cooking yellow food. As we've already talked about, the color yellow has a lot of meaning on this day because it represents the joy and brightness of life. Yellow clothes, sweets, food, Bhog, and a lot more are given to deities. On this day, a famous dessert called Kesar Halwa is made.

There are lots of mustard flowers blooming in the fields, which is a beautiful sight. Before they start school, students put their pens, pencils, and books at the feet of Maa Saraswati and ask her for her blessing. On this day, people in Haryana and Punjab fly kites and make tasty foods like Meethe Chawal, Sarso Ka Saag, and Makki Di Roti.

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