The day to adore the Goddess of knowledge, art and science –Goddess Saraswati is widely known as Vasant Panchami. The festival is celebrated on the 5th day or ‘Panchami’ of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of ‘Magha’, which falls during January-February. It is also referred as the ‘birthday of Goddess Saraswati’- thus auspicious for beginning any kind of good and important work on this day.
Many educational institutions also pay a tribute to Goddess Sarawati on this day by organizing special prayers and program. To express the gratitude and to seek blessings from the Goddess, children are inspired by making them aware about Her grace. Not only in educational institutions but many temples also celebrate this day with great enthusiasm. The idols of Goddess are dressed in white and special Saraswati puja is organized.
Pitr-tarpan (puja for departed soul) is performed and Brahmins are fed. Kamdeva and Vasant, known as the personification of spring, are also honoured on this day. The colour yellow is given special importance as it is considered the symbol of blossoming flowers of mustard. Therefore yellow attire is worn, yellow flowers are offered to Goddess Saraswati and even sweets and dishes are also prepared in yellow and saffron colour.
This year Vasant Panchami is on 12th February 2016. The puja muhurat is from 09:16 am to 12:35 am. Book your Saraswati puja package at: http://www.shubhpuja.com/product/saraswati-puja/