Vasant Panchami festival holds an important significance in Hindu mythology. The festival commemorates the Goddess Saraswati who is sole provider of knowledge and wisdom. The day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the Goddess and an auspicious day to lay the foundation of one’s education in aspect of the importance of the day. It also initiates the advent of spring season.
Time to Celebrate:
Vasant Panchami is held on the fifth day of bright half in the Hindu month Magh (January or February)
Goddess Saraswati is worshipped as the prime deity among Hindus, who is called by different names and fames. She is believed to be the owner of supreme vedantic knowledge hence the day of Vasant Panchami is celebrated with great festivity and fervor in various temples where idols of Goddess are adorned with white clothes, which is the favorite color of Goddess as it symbolizes “peace”. Various educational programs in schools are conducted where special prayers for Saraswati are performed by children. The day is observed as very auspicious for the educational institutions to lay their foundations for the beginnings of new schools and streams. The whole atmosphere also escorts the festival with the new blossom of spring season and the surroundings rejuvenate the celebrations.