It is celebrated all over India with people worshipping Maa Saraswati, who is known as the goddess of knowledge and wisdom. As indicated by mainstream thinking, goddess Saraswati - the god of information, music, expressions, science and innovation - was conceived on this day and individuals love her to accomplish knowledge. From this day the spring season (Vasant Ritu) begins and Vasant Panchami day is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati's idol is worshipped at home.
"Anubujh" muhurtam the flawless time and day considered auspicious to carry out the rituals followed during Saraswati Pujan.More news: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Dazzle at 2018 SAG Awards
Taking to Twitter, PM posted, "Greetings on Basant Panchami". In some parts of the country, swings are tied on trees, women paint their hands with mehndi, adorn their hair with yellow flowers and sing folk songs to greet the handsome spring weather as also goddess Saraswati. The occasion is observed on the fifth day of the Indian traditional calendar month of Magha, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of January or February. There are numerous fascinating stories related with Basant Panchami festivities.
In Maharashtra and Gujarat, Saraswati Puja starts with "Saraswati Avahan" on "Maha Saptami" and ends on "Vijayadashami" with "Saraswati Udwasan" or "Visarjan" (idol immersion). It is also considered auspicious by many to wear yellow on Basant Panchami day.More news: Tom Brady calls Jaguars best team he's faced all season
India is the land of festivals and celebrations, from Diwali to Eid, Holi to Onam every festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal. Schools and colleges arrange pujas in the morning to seek the blessing of the Goddess.
On this special day, devotees take early bath and offer prayers to the Goddess for knowledge and listen to Basant Shrawran.More news: Acoustic tractor beams could allow humans to levitate in the near future
Wishing the nation on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "Greetings on Basant Panchami". I pray that this auspicious occasion makes our society happier and even more harmonious.