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Vasant Panchami 2019- History of the Festival

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12th February, 2019 08:29 IST

Vasant Panchami also spelt as Basant Panchami occupies a unique position among the festivals of India. It symbolizes the coming of Spring or the Vasant season. The commencement of Spring renders freshness and a new lease of life to the surroundings. It sweetens the environment and sets in an air of intoxicating enchantment. Trees and plants shed their old leaves and don new ones during the month of Basant. Nature puts on its most beautiful form during this phase. As Vasant Panchami marks the arrival of Vasant, so this festival is bound to spark the imagination of poets, thinkers, nature lovers and the people at large. In 2019, Vasant Panchami will fall on the 10th of February. Get your Janampatri examined, find the golden guidance for your life.

The Worship Of Goddess Saraswati

Vasant Panchami is celebrated in India and by Hindus residing in other parts of the world with great fervour and enthusiasm. This festival is celebrated variably in different regions of India. There are many who worship Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, music and art. It is said that Goddesses Saraswati was born on this day. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on Vasant Panchami to win her special grace. It is said that she can bestow on her devotees lots of wisdom, learning and intellect. The day is particularly very important for students or those adults who are pursuing academics. The students who are serious about studies pray to her on this day and seek success in their goals. Do you want to surge ahead in studies? Buy the Education Ask A Question Report and see the difference.


History behind Vasant Panchami

The celebration of Vasant Panchami can be traced back to Dwapara yuga. As per the authority of scriptures like Srimad Bhagwatam and other Vaishnava scriptures, the transcendental Vasant ras lila took place on this night on the Govardhan hill. The place came to be known as Chandra sarovar. It is also mentioned that Lord Chandradev stood still for one night of Brahma to take darshan of this divine dance of Sri Krishna and his beloved gopis, headed by Srimati Radharani.

The goddess of learning Saraswati, the divine consort of the Supreme Lord, said thus to Brahma who saw nothing but gloom in all directions, After Lord Brahma was guided by Devi Saraswati, he began to meditate and gain spiritual insights.

For thousands of years and as per the traditions and customs prevalent, people have been celebrating this day by observing a fast, decorating the deity of Saraswati with garlands and white clothes and offering her yellow items. The term Vasant Panchami is a misnomer since Vasant Panchami has no relation with Vasant ritu. It falls in the month of Magha, which is a month of Shishir ritu but since the sun has gone in the northern hemisphere, there is warmth which is a symbol of spring season.

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