New Delhi: Like every new year marks the beginning of festivities in India, the next year is also going to bring the joy of celebrations. With celebrations remaining muted in the past two years falling under the shadow of Covid-19, here is hope that 2022 will be safer.
One of the many such festivals celebrated here is Basant Panchami. Also, known as Basant Panchami, the day marks the birthday celebrations of Goddess Saraswati in educational institutions, club grounds, homes, and temples.
In the coming year, it will be celebrated in February. On this day Hindus offer Saraswati Puja to worship Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge, arts, and music, with complete devotion and gaiety.
Basant Panchami is celebrated on the ‘Panchami’ (5th day) of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight of moon) in the month of ‘Magha’ in the Hindu calendar, which corresponds to the month of January-February in the English calendar. The festival also signifies the beginning of the spring season or Vasant Ritu in India.
Check Timings of Vasant Panchami 2022
The auspicious time to worship on Vasant Panchami Muhurat in 2022 starts at 06:45 AM to 12:34 PM, according to drikpanchang.com.
Panchami Tithi Begins – 03:47 AM on Feb 05, 2022
Panchami Tithi Ends – 03:46 AM on Feb 06, 2022
On the day, devotees dress up in yellow clothes as it signifies vibrancy of life and vividness of nature. Young girls particularly adorn bright yellow dresses and participate in the festivities.
On this day, poetic and musical gatherings are held on several platforms. It is on this day that young kids in Bengali households are taught to write their alphabets for the first time. People also dress up in yellow to take part in the celebrations. The day is considered opportune for farmers to celebrate as the agricultural fields are full of yellow flowers of the mustard crop. The day is also considered to venture into something new, get married, or perform griha Pravesh (house warming ceremony).