Vasant Panchami Or Saraswati Jayanti Festival 16 February 2021Date : January 4, 2017 | Author : Astrologer Pt Umesh Chandra Pant
Vasanta Panchami, Shree Panchami or Saraswati Jayanti – A Hindu Festival
The glory of the immense love of the Indian land towards nature has been sung since the time immemorial in a form or another. Vasant Panchami is also an emblem of this love for nature.This festival is also known by names such as Shree Panchami or Saraswati Jayanti. In the gorgeous land of India, decorated by various seasons, Basant Panchami is named after the king of seasons (ritus), the “Vasanta”. Altogether there are six seasons, each comprising of two months duration. Every season has its own significance. But the charisma, magic, liveliness, magnificence, art, literature, poetry, simplicity, extemporaneous, sweetness and the scent of the freshly blossomed flowers makes this season more special than the rest. Every nook and cranny of this land are as decorative as though a splendid royal palace is decorated like a bride. The blossoming of flowers and crops like wheat, barley, gram, peas, mangos, and a variety of pulses can be witnessed at this time. It is an exotic sight to witness bees and colorful butterflies flying from a flower to another. This can be equated to the musical indication of nature’s prosperity. Book your Saraswati Puja Now
The significance of Vasant Panchami
Vasanta Panchami is an auspicious opportunity for prosperity to bestow everyone with a higher intellect. On this auspicious day, a child is sent for learning (to the school) for the first time. This day, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Sri Saraswati is venerated in a very special manner. People of various sectors like films, arts, music, and beauty worship mother Goddess Saraswati to excel in their respective genre. This tradition is particularly popular in India, Nepal, and a few other countries since ancient times. As per the ancient mythological legend, this day is very vital as it is associated with the first manifestation of Goddess Saraswati. But there are stories of Lord Rama and other important folklore associated with this day as well which is why it is celebrated throughout the world. On the eve of Vasanta Panchami, there is a custom of wearing yellow garments while performing the rituals to Goddess Saraswati. Donating and worshiping musical instruments today holds a special importance as it enhances the skills, intelligence, and memory of the worshiper.
The mythological prominence of Vasanta Panchami
During the arrival of this adorable festival, gardens are full of lush green sceneries of the beautiful spring. Rivers flow with a musical rhythm and rejuvenate all the flora and fauna of this land. The soft and balanced flow of cool breeze makes everyone wonderstruck. Sweet chirping of the birds is nothing less than a treat to the ears. On the arrival of spring, the poets get tempted to feel and express the natural beauty with their panoramic view in a very special way. There is a great importance of this festival from the mythological point of view. As per the panoramic scriptures, Lord Rama was also born on this day. Many other such stories are also linked with Vasanta Panchami. During the period of exile, Lord Rama visited the place of Sabayon this day. On the arrival of Lord Rama, the life of Sabari also blossomed like a flower in the season of spring. On this day Lord Srirama, Sri Vishnu, Sri Radhakrishna, and Kamadeva is also worshiped. Worship of Goddess Saraswati bestows intelligence and wisdom, same way Sri Hari Vishnu, Sri Rama, Sri Radhakrishna grants all-round prosperity to the devotee.
Historical import of Vasanta Panchami
Vasanta Panchami also has a historic importance besides its mythological significance. Thinking of history, we remember the name of brave, great, heroic, self-confident, warrior Prithviraj Chauhan. He had defeated the wicked, evil, foreign invader Mohamad Ghori 16 times and spared him because of his generosity. But Mohd. Ghori took the revenge by attacking him again for the 17th time and took him to Afghanistan and busted his eyes. But the great warrior Prithviraj Chauhan, after hearing the hints from his poet Chandbardai, killed Ghori with his arrows based on the direction of the sound. He did this despite his blindness. He conveyed a message to the Indians that he would still defeat the enemies without his eyes. He would save his dignity and gallantry by sacrificing his life. There are many such incidents related to this day, such as the incident of Veer Haqiqat Rai in Lahore and the story of Ram Singh Kooka. As these episodes took place on this day, it has a high historic significance as well.
The legend of Vasanta Panchami
As per Puranas, Lord Brahma created the world in the beginning. It included all living creatures including the human life. But because of the unpleasant silence, he felt that there is something lacking in this creation. Then he discussed this matter with Sri Vishnu and finally invited the Goddess Saraswati to grant the power of speech to the living beings of the earth. Goddess manifested in front of Sri Brahma and was holding a Veena (harp), book, with a blessing gesture. She infused sound into the atmosphere of the whole world by playing her magical and celestial veena. As a result, words started emerging in this world in every action and reaction. Humans started uttering words and started learning its usage in the form of sentences. She also granted the voice to various creatures like humming bees, chirping birds, and other animals. Not only this, she infused musical sound even in the flow of breeze and the passage of rivers. On this very day, the Goddess of music and wisdom manifested for the first time. We can find the mention and worship of the Goddess in many places including the Rig Veda.
How to perform Saraswati Puja on the occasion of Vasant Panchami?
Goddess Saraswati is the consciousness in us, without her grace, speech and intelligence are not possible for a human. The power of speech, music, singing, thinking, and understanding is the gift of the goddess only. This is the reason behind considering her as the goddess of wisdom and intelligence. This is why many intellectual people worship goddess Saraswati on this day with intense devotion in order to gain happiness, peace, name, fame, glory, wealth and wisdom. The puja should be performed on Vasanta Panchami by wearing yellow garments along with 16 upacharas and vegetarian food and fruits. The articles used in the puja include water, milk, yogurt, pure ghee, yellow clothes, fruits, sweets, flowers, incense, lamp, and dry fruits. Goddess Saraswati should be worshiped along with the Veena and book in her hands. One should also donate books and stationery items to the needy. Donating musical instruments is also considered auspicious along with donations to learned pupil and pundits. The worship of Goddess Saraswati is done for knowledge and intellectual maturity, worship of Lord Vishnu is done for happier life and Kamadeva for gaining beauty and magnetism.
On the occasion of Vasant Panchami, Pavitra Jyotish Kendra will organize the Saraswati puja with authentic and accurate procedures. If you wish to receive the blessings of Goddess of wisdom, you can book a special puja for you on the 16 February 2021. After the puja, you will receive a Saraswati yantra worshiped with the authentic mantras of the scriptures along with the puja procedure.
Saraswati Vrata procedure and benefits
To obtain the blessings of the goddess, devotees should perform the vrata on Basant Panchami with the prescribed rules and regulations. After the normal morning activities, one should put on clean, new garments. If yellow garments are unavailable, one can additionally use a yellow stole over the normal clothes. One must sit in a clean place on an ashana and sip in the water 3 times with the mantra and sprinkle the water on himself. Meditate on Lord Ganesha and offer him a bath and other items and worship. Then one must meditate on goddess Saraswati and bow down to her. Then one must take a small amount of water in the hand and do the Sankalpa that “I ___ (name) am performing this vrata to receive your grace, grant me the strength to do it in a proper way”. After completing the puja one must take the Prasad (offering) with devotion and distribute to others. In the evening one must perform aarti to the Goddess and offer a variety of fruits, sweets, and flowers then he should take fruits as a meal. Then one must ask for forgiveness from the goddess for any unknown mistakes during the vrata. Next morning on the Shashthi, one must complete this vrata after retiring from morning activities like bathing. One should do small pooja and distribute the prasad to the family members, neighbors, and pundits. By performing this vrata, one gains the grace of goddess and excels in the related fields. He also gains prosperity and fame with the divine blessings of the cosmic mother.
Vasanta Panchami from an astrological point of view
Vasanta Panchami holds a special place from the astrological point of view. Because there are descriptions of seasons and dates in the astrological calculations. Hence, when we talk of seasons or Vasanta Panchami, it is not possible without the help of astrology. It is astrology which helps us to accurately find out the exact day of Basant Panchami. If astrologers do not confirm the dates of the festival, then people will be deprived of the benefits of this and many other festivals across the year.
The Grand Festival of Vasanta Panchami
This carnival is celebrated not only in India but in many other countries of the world. Though the reason and significance may not be the same. But the whole world is connected with it in a way or other. The taking of agriculture dominated the land of India, here many regions like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Bihar, Rajasthan, Delhi, and many other places celebrate this festival in a grand manner with a lot of enthusiasm. The Vasantotsava starts every year on the 5th bright lunar fortnight of the Magha month. Like every year, Vasant Panchami will be celebrated on Tuesday, the 16 February 2021, Magha Shukla Panchami. This hints at the seasonal transition and guides us towards academic excellence. The farmers are also very cautious as the harvest time is just around the corner.
Golden Opportunity For Students
This year Saraswati Pooja Or Vasant Panchami is going to be celebrated on 16 February 2021. We available for doing authentic, detailed and complete Saraswati Puja in your name for amazing and miraculous relief from suffering and alleviate your problems related to education, Students intelligence. We also are given to you free Siddh Sri Saraswati Yantra (worth Rs 1100) for pooja and Siddh Saraswati Locket (worth Rs 2100) for wearing with this Saraswati pooja after 16 February 2021 (Vasant Panchami). We dispatch yantra and locket after your Saraswati Pooja.