The day for the Goddess of Knowledge and Art is here! It’s Goddess Saraswati’s Birthday which is known as Vasant Panchami (Basant Panchami). This festival is celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. On 2018 this festival falls on 22nd of January (Monday) 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.
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.
Vasant Panchami Puja Muhurta = 07:17 to 12:32
Duration = 5 Hours 15 Mins
Panchami Tithi Begins = 15:33 on 21/Jan/2018
Panchami Tithi Ends = 16:24 on 22/Jan/2018
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