BRINGING IN THE FESTIVITY OF BASANT PANCHAMI IN FULL SWING

BASANT PANCHAMI

WELCOMING YOU TO THE LAND OF CULTURES 

Do you know that how is it to live in a land of diverse cultures and traditions? Well, if not then you should definitely pay a visit to India as we tend to be one of those countries that have several different schools of thought to follow and a number of custom actions to act upon. 

Speaking of cultures and traditions, there are a number of festivities that we Indians follow with utmost joy and splendor and this is because of the fact that each and every religion in our country is given the same amount of significance. Likewise, While we are talking about festivities, let us throw a little light towards the celebration of Basant Panchami among its significance, traditions, and even rituals. 

BRINGING IN THE FESTIVITY OF BASANT PANCHAMI

Indian festivals are usually about harmony and togetherness so, in order to celebrate that joy, the festivity of Basant Panchami is celebrated and as for the significance and the history behind this celebration let us have a look towards further information. 

The historical backgrounds and heritage significance of each and every tradition and festivity is quite important to follow in a country like India. Likewise, as per the popular belief and customs, Goddess Saraswati, the one is who is known for being the goddess of knowledge, learning, music, and art was born on this day and in order to celebrate this Sarawati puja, one celebrates Basant Panchami. 

Various people especially the school-going population and the working class tends to worship Goddess Saraswati on this day in order to attain immense knowledge and wisdom. The people who tend to celebrate this occasion are seen in new clothes and fresh appearances and offer prayers to the goddess of knowledge along with some vibrant and joyous performances are also offered to the idols of this goddess. 

AN INSIGHT INTO SIGNIFICANCE 

The color yellow is considered to be of utmost importance while one tends to celebrate this festival of Basant Panchami. Fro clothes to the food one eat, each and everything is considered more auspicious if it is yellow in color. And this color is given the utmost importance because as per old superstitions, this color is said to be one of the favourite of the goddess Saraswati. 

Basant Panchami also marks the beginning of the spring season, and it is also said that this festivity is basically to appreciate the efforts offered to us by the goddess of enlightenment and the creator of the universe, wife of Brahma ji, Goddess Saraswati. 

BENEFITS OFFERED…

As for the benefits offered on the day of Basant Panchami, it is popularly known that on this day all the students are likely to attain the courage to take a step towards all their aspirations. Some schools also arrange special occasion of Saraswati Puja or Basant Panchami on this day, Because it is considered to be an auspicious occasion for the kids to write their first words with their writing tools. Celebrating Basant Panchami is also quite beneficial for the artists and the ones related to the field of music or any other form of art can achieve great heights in their respective fields. 

And part from the benefits one should also take a little insight into the rituals performed on this day as one can only attain these benefits if they perform the traditions and rituals as pre directed by our astrologers since ages. 

RITUALS TO BE PERFORMED…

The first and foremost step should definitely be waking up early, taking a fresh bath, and cleaning the house, especially the puja area. 

It is preferred that you dress in yellow-colored clothes after taking a bath as it is said that this color is related to the goddess Saraswati. 

This all is followed by placing the idol of goddess Saraswati on a raised platform with a clean and fresh yellow cloth placed under the idol on this raised platform. 

Alongside the idol of goddess Saraswati, the idol of Lord Ganesha should also be placed. 

You are also suggested to place your notebooks, writing tools, or any of your interments in front of the idols in order to attain the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. 

Lastly, light a lamp or a Diya in front of these idols and chant the suitable mantras in your prayer booklet and end the puja by distributing sweets in the form of Prasad. 

19-February-2021 | by: Trusted Teller

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