Vasant Panchami: What Is It All About?

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Vasant Panchami 2022: What Is It All About?

Vasant Panchami is considered to mark the beginning of spring, and worshiping Goddess Saraswati on this day proves fruitful. Read on to know all about Vasant Panchami 2022.  

With the onset of the spring season, it is time to celebrate the auspicious Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami. As per the Hindu calendar, this popular festival falls on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Magha every year. According to the Gregorian calendar, this corresponds to January and February. Vasant Panchami 2022 will be celebrated on 5th February 2022.  Reach out to the best astrologers at Astroyogi! Call Now!

Vasant Panchami 2022 Date and Time

Vasant Panchami​ Date - 5th February 2022 (Saturday)

Vasant Panchami Puja Muhurat (Time) - 07:07 AM to 12:35 PM

Panchami Tithi (Starts) - 03:47 AM, 5th February 2022

Panchami Tithi (Ends) - 03:46 AM, 6th February 2022

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Significance of Vasant Panchami 2022

The auspicious occasion of Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of the spring season. For most Hindus, the festival of Vasant Panchami is dedicated to the divine Goddess Saraswati. She is recognized as the Goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, arts, and music. It is a common belief that without Goddess Saraswati, the world would have been veiled in ignorance. The divine Goddess is the representation of knowledge and enlightenment. Goddess Saraswati also symbolizes creative energy in all its forms.

It is a traditional belief that Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and learning, was born on this day. According to Hindu Mythology, it is also believed that Lord Brahma created the universe of this day. Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami is celebrated in different ways by people in India. The Eastern parts of India, especially West Bengal, predominantly celebrate this day as Saraswati Puja. In North India, especially Punjab, this occasion is celebrated as the festival of kites. Saraswati Puja is also celebrated in many educational institutes in Northern India. In South India, it is mostly a temple festival. In the Indian state of Rajasthan, it is customary for people to wear garlands of Jasmine flowers on this day. As Goddess Saraswati is regarded as the benefactor of all arts, many Sikhs and Buddhists also worship Goddess Saraswati.

The Significance of Colour Yellow

As mentioned earlier, Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of the spring season, when the mustard flowers bloom. The color ‘yellow,’ which is the color of the mustard flowers, is closely associated with this festival. Yellow is seen as the color of this day as it symbolizes the arrival of spring. The color yellow also signifies nature and life’s positive energy.

On this particular occasion, people wear yellow-colored clothes. Goddess Saraswati’s idols are adorned in yellow sarees as devotees believe yellow to be one of her favorite colors. Worshipping Goddess Saraswati with turmeric (Haldi) has a major significance on this day. On this day, people also prefer to eat food that is yellow, for example- khichdi. Additionally, the yellow color is also indicative of the crop that is ready to be harvested; hence, this color becomes an indication of prosperity. This color and the day, thus, also becomes crucial for agriculture.

What Astrological Significance Does Vasant Panchami 2022 Have?

According to astrology, Sun and Mercury will be present together in Capricorn on Vasant Panchami, which is forming Budhaditya Yoga. Along with Budhaditya Yoga, on this particular day, all the Navagrahas will be positioned in four zodiac signs, due to which Kedar Yoga is being formed. Kedar Yoga and Budhaditya Yoga are considered auspicious in astrology. The combination of Budhaditya Yoga on Vasant Panchami proves to be even more beneficial for the devotees because Mercury is considered the factor of speech, communication, and intelligence. Worshiping Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and wisdom, on the day of Vasant Panchami will prove to be beneficial as it will bring success in this auspicious Yoga.

How to Worship Goddess Saraswati on Vasant Panchami?

As per the customs, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on this day. This becomes an important day for students and people associated with the field of music, literature, arts, education, etc. This is also a good occasion for people to start giving first lessons of education to their young children. Children, who are initiated into learning and education, write their first characters on this day.

Let's get to know a little about Vasant Panchami Puja Vidhi or method.

  • Wake up in the morning and take a bath. After bathing, wear clean clothes.
  • Clean the place of worship, place an idol or statue of Goddess Saraswati and offer yellow clothes to Goddess Saraswati’s idol.
  • Offer sandalwood, turmeric, saffron, yellow and white flowers, roli, and akshat to Goddess Saraswati. Offering yellow or white flowers to the Goddess on this day is considered auspicious. Also, offer yellow sweets to the divine Goddess, which are later distributed among people as Prasad.
  • On this day, musical instruments, stationery items, and books are worshipped. Offer these items to Goddess Saraswati while worshiping her and place them in front of the idol.
  • Worship Goddess Saraswati and recite the Saraswati Vandana.

Whether in households or educational institutes, Vasant Panchami is celebrated by singing a prayer in praise of Goddess Saraswati. No studies are conducted on this occasion as it is a well-known belief that the Goddess is blessing the study materials.

Goodess Saraswati Aarti in Hindi    |   Maa saraswati Chalisa in hindi   |   Gyatri mantra in Hindi

How Is This Day Celebrated?

In Hindu culture, Vasant Panchami has enormous significance. This day is considered auspicious for starting any new work. It is also considered quite auspicious to get married or perform a housewarming ceremony (Griha Pravesh). Educational institutes organize cultural functions devoted to Goddess Lakshmi. Students and teachers wear yellow-colored clothes and offer prayers to the Goddess. Worshipping the divine Goddess Saraswati on this day can help you earn wisdom and knowledge. Children fly colorful kites on this day, and one can see the sky become splattered with different hues. Women also make beautiful floral designs at their homes' entrances to welcome Goddess Saraswati and the spring season.

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