Basant Panchmi

Basant Panchmi, also known as Vasant Panchmi or Saraswati Puja, is a Hindu festival that not only celebrates in honor of the Hindu Goddess Saraswati but also marks the beginning of winter’s end and the coming of spring; it is also the time when the mustard crop blooms flowers of yellow, a color that symbolizes knowledge, light, energy, prosperity, and peace: It falls on the fifth day of the Hindu lunar month of Magha (January-February ).

Basant means spring and Panchami means “the fifth day” (or Panchmi of Shukla Paksha in Magh Maas).

Veena instrument is seen in the hands of goddess Saraswati.

Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami is more popular in Bengal, Odisha, and North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.

READ: Vasant Panchami – Origin and Significance of Vasant Panchami festival (


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