On the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of Magh month, we worship Goddess Saraswati. Saraswati is worshiped as the goddess of knowledge. It is believed that by worshiping Goddess Saraswati, knowledge expands. Along with this, her blessings are also received. It is believed that Goddess Saraswati appeared from the mouth of Brahmaji on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magh month and hence the festival of Vasant Panchami is celebrated on this date. Goddess Saraswati is worshiped as the goddess of knowledge and appears on this date.
On this day people wake up in the morning and take bath. After this, they worship things related to education. Cultural programs are also organized on this day at various places. Simultaneously, the aarti of Maa Saraswati is performed. Yellow color is considered of special importance for this day. Offering yellow flowers, yellow sweets is considered auspicious on the day of Vasant Panchami. It is believed that the color yellow is very dear to Lord Vishnu. On this day yellow clothes should be worn and offered.
Why is Basant Panchami Celebrated?
There is a legend behind celebrating every festival. Similarly, a story about Basant Panchami is also very famous. In the initial period of creation, Lord Brahma created the humans by the order of Lord Vishnu, but he was not satisfied with his creation. As after creating the world, Brahma set out for a tour to see his creation with his eyes. During this journey, he found the world quite calm and sad, after which he thought of changing it. With this thought, Brahma threw a few drops of water into the air from his kamandal, and Saraswati was born. Maa Saraswati was seen holding a Veena in her hands. Brahma asked her to play something, where he was mesmerized after hearing her voice and veena.
After this Brahma requested Maa Saraswati to fill the world with music. Following his orders, the goddess did the same. It is said that when she played the veena, all the creatures of the world could speak. Since then she was named 'Saraswati'. Along with music, Maa Saraswati is also called the goddess of learning and wisdom. From this day onwards, Goddess Saraswati is worshiped at home on the day of Basant Panchami.
Benefits of Saraswati Puja
- Worshiping Saraswati on the day of Basant Panchami removes the problems of the people troubled by the lack of money and there is wealth and food in the house.
- If there is an enemy or an obstacle in your life, then worship Maa Saraswati on Basant Panchami. By doing this the problems will be resolved for you. Worshiping Maa Saraswati on Basant Panchami destroys all the troubles.
- It is especially helpful for students and scholars who are studying for an important exam. She provides guidance and blessing to those who worship her. Therefore, many schools and colleges tend to organize Saraswati Puja.
The day of Basant Panchami is considered to be the best for the worship of Maa Saraswati. She should definitely be worshiped on this day. Apart from this, Saraswati is also worshiped on Chaturdashi, Ashtami, and Navami every month. This Puja proves to be very beneficial.
So, book your puja today and enjoy its merits. The puja will be performed by learned pandits, where they will adhere to Vedic rituals and procedures.