This year, Basant Panchami 2022 will be observed on Saturday, February 5, 2022. The Panchami Tithi during Vasant Panchami begins at 03:47 AM on February 05, 2022, and will end at 03:46 AM on February 06, 2022. Vasant Panchami Madhyahna Moment (noon) is at 12:35 PM, Feb 05.
Devotees especially those in the education sector, be it students or teachers worship Goddess Saraswati on the day of Vasant Panchami to get enlightenment of knowledge and to get rid of lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance to be able to have success ahead in life.
On the day of Saraswati Puja, a ritual initiating education to children is performed known as Akshar-Abhyasam or Vidya-Arambham/Praasana. Schools and colleges arrange pujas in the morning to seek the blessing of the Goddess of knowledge.
Vasant Panchami Significance
Students and academicians worship Goddess Saraswati on the day of Basant Panchami who is the consort of Lord Brahma – creator of the Universe. Devotees install Goddess Saraswati’s idols at pandals and educational institutes and pay ode to her.
Vasant Panchami is celebrated as a spring harvest festival celebrated in veneration of the yellow flowers of ripened mustard crops which is why the color yellow also holds a great significance denoting the color of the mustard that is harvested during Basant Panchami.
Devotees consider the color auspicious and wear clothes of yellow or mustard color to perform Saraswati Puja that represents energy, knowledge and enlightenment.
Home made Prasad and sweet delicacies are prepared such as Gajar Ka Halwa, Besan Ke Laddoo, and foods specially in yellow color and is offered to Goddess Saraswati.