According to the Hindu sacred writings, Basant Panchami, also called Saraswati Puja, is commended each year on Panchami of Magh month Shukla Paksha. The propitious date during the current year’s celebration is 16 February. As per Hindu convictions, it is accepted that on this day Goddess Durga brought forth Goddess Saraswati, who is viewed as the goddess of knowledge and music.
Basant Panchami 2021: The celebration of Basant Panchami (February 16) denotes the appearance of the spring season in India. It’s praised each year on the fifth day of the Hindu lunisolar schedule month of Magha, which is typically around late Jan or Feb. The celebration is committed to goddess Saraswati who represents knowledge, music and expressions in Hinduism. Enthusiasts do the Saraswati Puja ceremonies during ‘Anubujh’ muhurta as that is viewed as a promising time.
Saraswati Puja promising time
The ideal chance to appeal to goddess Saraswati is toward the beginning of the day during the Panchami (fifth) Tithi (date). Nonetheless, the entire day is viewed as propitious.
Start Panchami Tithi: It begins at 3:36 am on February 16
End of Panchami Tithi: It closes at 5:46 am on February 17
Vasant Panchami Muhurat: Between 6:59 am to 12:35 pm on February 16
Things you need for Basant Panchami Saraswati Puja
For the puja, one requires mango wood and leaves, Kesar, Haldi, Akshat, Kumkum, Gangajal, Kalash, Naivedya, Havan samidha, Chandan, Shodash Matrika, Saraswati yantra and Durva dal. Individuals ordinarily wear yellow garments during the puja and get ready saffron desserts as prasad.
How to perform Saraswati Puja
To start the Basant Panchami puja, spread a yellow/red material on the wooden stage and afterward place the photograph or icon of goddess Saraswati on it. Keep your books or your youngsters’ textbooks at goddess Saraswati’s feet.
Light a light utilizing ghee/mustard oil or sesame oil and light a couple of incense sticks as well. During your petition, welcome Maa Saraswati to acknowledge your contributions and dedication.
This is the mantra commonly recited during a Saraswati puja:
Ya Kundendutusharhardhavala ya Shubhravastravrita ya Veenavaradandamanditkara ya Shwetapadmasana.
Ya brahmachyut sankaraprabhritibhirdevai: Sada vandita sa maa patu saraswati bhagwati nissheshjadyapaha
Shukla Brahmavichar Saar Paramamadya Jagadvyapini Veena-Pustak-Dharinimabhayada Jadyandhakarapaham.
Haste sfatikamalika viddhati padmasane sansthitamtra vande ta parmeshwarin bhagvati buddhiprada shardamtra