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The day of the Goddess of Knowledge and Art is here! It’s Goddess Saraswati’s Birthday which is known as Vasant Panchami (Basant Panchami) or better known to be Saraswati Puja in a few states of India. This festival- Saraswati Puja is celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. In 2021 this festival falls on Tuesday, 16 February marking the beginning of spring. Vasant means ‘Spring’ and Panchami means the ‘5th day. Goddess Saraswati is considered to be the deity of knowledge, music, arts, science, and technology. Believed to be one of the important and distinguished festivals in the Indian states of Uttar-Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana, Tripura, and Odisha, etc also signifies the end of the winter season.
Let’s know the propitious timings and Shubh Muhurat for the illustrious Saraswati Puja festival-the Vasant Panchami. It is said that Goddess Saraswati should be worshipped at the time of Purvahna Kala on Vasant Panchami which is considered many favorable times for veneration, it is predominately the time between the sunrise and the midday during Vasant Panchami.
06:59 AM to 12:35 PM and the Duration = 5 Hours 37 Minutes
Panchami Tithi Begins = 03:36Am on 16 February 2021
Panchami Tithi Ends = 05:46Am on 17 February 2021
Vasant Panchami is also known by other names in different parts of the country. It is observed as ‘Sufi Basant’ in Sufi shrines, in Punjab and other adjoining regions it is celebrated as ‘Basant Festival of Kites’, in Gurudwara it is observed as ‘Sikh Festival’, in the state of Bihar, it is celebrated as ‘Harvest Festival’ and the birth anniversary of ‘Deo-Sun God’. In these regions, Vasant Panchami is celebrated with different rituals and traditions; however, the essence of celebrations remains the same everywhere.
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Mantras for Vasant Panchami - MaaSaraswati Vandana