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Why we celebrate BASANT PANCHAMI ? and HOW ?

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Asked by sweety, 27 Jan '12 10:32 am
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Vasant Panchami also known as Basant Panchami or Shri Panchami marks the beginning of spring season. It is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Godess Saraswati in the month of January or February. It is held in West Bengal and few parts of Orissa.

There is a belief that goddess Saraswati was born on this day. White is the favorite color of Saraswati which is given special importance on this day by dressing the statues of the Saraswati in white sari and seating her on a white lotus in Padmasana.

Another vital color is yellow which indicates the onset of spring season. Sweets are offered to the goddess, which are then distributed to the devotees as Prasad.

During this day Brahmins are fed; ancestor worship or Pitr-tarpan is performed; children are taught to write their first words; the most educational institutions organize special prayer for Saraswati and god of love Kamadeva is worshipped. The image of Saraswati symbolizes supreme power of her.
Answered by ankit shivam, 27 Jan '12 10:42 am

 
  
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Its the day of Goddess Saraswati the goddess of Knowledge and she is worshipped on this day.
Answered by ajay, 27 Jan '12 11:21 am

 
  
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In short, Its related to agricultural Sector,

this day is so spl. for me..coz that day my mon nd dad got married.
Answered by harpreet, 27 Jan '12 10:57 am

 
  
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It is the birthday of Mata Saraswati tha't is why she is known as BAASANTI , it brings the joyness in the human being by nature ....... we feel pleasure by seeing the new leaves in the plants/trees and the flowers ....... we celebrate as a token of welcome to BASANTA ....... now a days celebration of Basanta Panchami is very rare in other parts of India Except Odisha , WB and north eastern states ........ in the yesteryears(school days) , we use to get up in the early morning to collect the various flowers to offer MATA Saraswati ....... take the bath , wear new dresses , reach at the school by 6am ....... we use to visit all the students house in groups as per the root plan ........ parents use to offer various fruits and eatable things to the students ...... we start the day with the Saraswati vandana .......... and next day we use to take the Idol for immerssion ....... it was a pleasent moment for us ....... Saraswati is the Goddess of knowledge ......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 27 Jan '12 10:52 am

 
  
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Vasant Panchami is the Hindu festival that highlights the coming of spring. This festival is usually celebrated in Magh, which is between the months of January and February in Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated in countries such as India.

Vasant Panchami is a famous festival that marks the end of the winter season and ushers in the springtime. Sarasvati is the Hindu goddess of the Vasant Panchami festival. Young girls wear bright yellow dresses and participate in the festivities. The color yellow holds a special meaning for this celebration as it signifies the brilliance of nature and the vibrancy of life. The whole place bursts with yellow during the festival.

People dress in yellow and they offer yellow flowers to others and to the gods and goddesses. They also prepare and feast on a special pastry called kesar halwa or kesar halva, which is made from flour, sugar, nuts, and cardamom powder. This dish also includes saffron strands, which gives it a vibrant yellow color and m ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 27 Jan '12 05:26 pm

 
  
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