Basant Panchami 2023: Saraswati Puja Rituals, Date & Muhurat

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India celebrates the grandeur of the natural environment through festivals. Among them is Basant Panchami. In the southern states, people celebrate this holiday as Sri Panchami. However, in northern India, the occasion is Basant Panchami. Like every year, Basant Panchami 2023 is in January, and watching everybody dressed in yellow and exchanging sweets is a must-watch around the nation. 

With the advent of the spring season, Basant Panchami occurs basically on the fifth day of the Magh month, according to the Hindu calendar. Moreover, many people even use this date to make the countdown for Holi, as it occurs exactly after 40 days after the Panchami festival.

Depending on where they are, people like to celebrate Basant Panchami in different ways. For example, many Hindus honor the Goddess Saraswati on this auspicious day. Moreover, with all their creative force and vitality, devotees venerate her. According to Hindu mythology, the goddess Saraswati represents talent, learning, education, and the arts. Moreover, it marks her birth and adoration in diverse places.

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Basant Panchami 2023: Day, Date & Tithi

Due to the changes in Tithi as per the Hindu calendar, Basant Panchami falls on different days every year. People around the nation, especially folks in schools, celebrate the occasion with tremendous fervor and enthusiasm. With that, in many parts of India, people fly kites as a tradition and mark the beginning of the spring season. Moreover, they dress in yellow, make specialty meals, distribute sweets, and decorate their homes.

The time between dawn and noon, known as Purvahna Kaal, is said to be what determines the Muhurat of Basant Panchmi. Therefore, Basant Panchami’s feast commemorates the Panchami tithi that falls during this Kaal.

Basant Panchami 2023 Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Saraswati Puja Muhurat: 07:12 AM to 12:34 PM

2023 Basant Panchami Tithi Beginning: January 25, 2023, at 12:34 PM

2023 Basant Panchami Tithi Ending: January 26, 2023, at 10:28 AM

Celebrations in different parts of the country

Punjab and Haryana

Kite flying is done throughout Punjab and Haryana to commemorate the festival’s spirit. In their houses, women prepare delicious foods like Sarson ka saag, Makki ki roti, and Meethe Chawal.

West Bengal

Saraswati Puja is the main part of the celebration in Bengal. Moreover, children organize and conduct all of the worship ceremonial preparations. They leave when the puja is over to spend time with their family. Even academic institutions celebrate the event by performing Saraswati Puja. Women often wear yellow sarees, while men wear yellow kurtas and pajamas. The people also produce a variety of delicacies and sweets, such as rajbhog and payesh.


During the Basant Panchami festival, people in Odisha worship the goddess Saraswati at temples by offering her new yellow flowers.


Early morning in Assam, Basant Panchami traditions and rituals are performed. Also, people begin their days by cleaning their homes and taking care of other domestic chores, including maintaining the shrine area. After all the cleaning, people change into new clothes and gather for prayer.

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How to perform Saraswati Puja 2023 at home?

  • The morning housekeeping, bath, and puja routine all begin with an early rise.
  • Apply a paste of haldi (turmeric) and neem all over your body before taking a bath since the Goddess prefers the color yellow. You can dress in yellow-colored or yellow-toned clothing.
  • Place a Saraswati statue on your altar or in your puja area.
  • First, set a clean white or yellow cloth on a table or stool. Hold the idol there in the middle. Also, keep an idol of Lord Ganesha should next to the Goddess.
  • Keep your books, journals, musical instruments, or any other creative items next to the table or stool, depending on what is available. 
  • Decorate a dish with flowers, rice, kumkum, and haldi. Give each deity the same. 
  • To make an incense burnt offering to the gods, light a Diya. 
  • Recite the chant for Saraswati Puja after performing Aarti while keeping your eyes closed and your palms linked at the center of your chest.
  • Give everyone their share of the prasad when the rites are complete.

Basant Panchami 2023: What each zodiac sign should recite or donate?

Aries: On the day of Basant Panchami, recite Saraswati Kavach for academic achievement. You will receive blessings from Maa Sharda.

Taurus: Give Mother Sharda white sandalwood and white flowers on the Saraswati Puja day. With that, in your field of employment, you will achieve your desired success.

Gemini: On Basant Panchami, anyone born under this astrological sign should honor them according to their traditions. Lay a green pen at the feet of the divinity Saraswati during worship. After then, utilize it for your tasks.

Cancer: Your ruling planet is the Moon. Anyone born underneath this sign should serve Maa Saraswati kheer, a food linked with the Moon.

Leo: The ruling planet of this zodiac sign is the Sun. On the day of Saraswati Puja, you people should appropriately worship Maa Sharda and chant the Gayatri Mantra.

Virgo: On Basant Panchami, anyone born under this sign should donate books, pencils, and other school materials.

Libra: Your governing planet is Venus. Donate white garments after the Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami.

Scorpio: On the day of Saraswati Puja, anyone born under this sign should give Goddess Sharda a red pen. With Maa Saraswati’s grace, all your works shall get accomplished.

Sagittarius: The planet that dominates this sign is Jupiter. On the day of Basant Panchami, you must offer Gram Flour Ladoos to Goddess Saraswati. The Goddess will grant your prayers.

Capricorn: After finishing Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami, Capricorn should distribute rice to the less fortunate. Your academic success will be a result of Mother Sharda’s favor.

Aquarius: Natives with this zodiac sign can donate white garments after the Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami.

Pisces: Give some gram flour-based halwa to the Goddess Saraswati. She will grant your prayers.

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Posted On - January 6, 2023 | Posted By - Moumi Roy | Read By -


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