Basant Panchami 26 January 2023

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Basant Panchami 2023

Vasant Panchami is one of the most celebrated festival of Hindus in India. It is a widespread national holiday. This festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. On the Hindu Calendar, it falls during the month of Magh, which corresponds to sometime in January or February on the Gregorian Calendar.

Basant Panchami 2023: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Panchami Tithi Start: 25 January 2023 at 09:29 PM

Panchami date ends: 26 February 2023 at 10:28 am

Describing Bhagwati Saraswati in Rigveda, it is said-

प्रणो देवी सरस्वती वाजेभिर्वजिनीवती धीनामणित्रयवतु।

Basant Panchami
Basant Panchami 2023

On this auspicious event of Vasant Panchami, the Hindu goddess Sarasvati, the “Goddess of Wisdom” is worshipped. Goddess Sarasvati is supposed to embody all of the sciences, arts, and crafts. And thus, school children offer her their pencils, pens, and notebooks to be blessed before they go off to use them at school for the year ahead.

Also, young girls dress up in yellow dresses and go out to temples. Yellow is the colour of spring in India, and many people offer yellow flowers to the gods. The farm fields are also yellow this time of year, in many cases, since it is the season when yellow mustard flowers bloom.

Devotees also have yellow colour eatables in their meals like Keasar halwa, Arhar daal, Yellow Rice, and other foods that contains yellow colour.