West Bengal celebrates Saraswati Puja today

Elias Hubbard
January 23, 2018

Spring is intrinsically tied to the occasion of Basant Panchami, as the name "Basant" or "Vasant" means Spring, and it is celebrated on the fifth day of spring, hence, Panchami. Special prayers were also organised at various institutions.

Vasant Panchami has a particular importance: Vasant signifies "spring,"and Panchami signifies "the fifth day".

Basant Panchmi was today celebrated with full vivacity and festivity at Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, near Chandigarh today at Campus.

On the occasion of Basant Panchami, devotees take holy dip in Allahabad's Triveni Sangam while many revere Goddess Saraswati and seek her blessings for prosperity in their wisdom and knowledge.

Kamya Punjabi: Wishing everyone happiness, good fortune, success peace and progress on the occassion of Basant Panchami.

The festival is celebrated in various ways depending on the region. It is additionally viewed as extremely promising to get maaried or perform house warming function (griha pravesh) upon the arrival of Basant Panchami.

Vasant Panchami is a religious Hindu festival of Saraswati Puja also called Shree Panchami.

Soni Singh: Let's worship Goddess Saraswati to attain enlightenment through knowledge and rid ourselves of lethargy, sluggishness and ignorance. Panchami Tithi will begin on 21st January at 3.33 pm and will end on 22nd January 208 at 4.24pm.

Clay idols of the goddess were seen with a crescent moon on the brow, riding a swan or seated on a lotus with flowers, fruits and candies placed as offerings before it.

Devotees after taking a bath wear yellow coloured clothes and offer their books at the altar of goddess Saraswati.

Though the festival is believed to be an occasion to invoke the deity and have her blessings to acquire knowledge and improve learning, gradually more thrust is being given on looks and attire with the city streets turning into a fashion ramp for the students.

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