Basant Panchmi 2020 | Happy Saraswati Puja

Basant Panchmi 2020 | Happy Saraswati Puja

India is a land of color and joyful festivals. Speaking of the same, the festival of Basant Panchami holds a special significance. Every year, a very warm celebration takes place on this day, among Hindu devotees all over the country to worship Goddess Saraswati.

It is an annual Hindu festival that is also popular with the name of Rishi Panchami.

Story Behind Celebration

According to Hindu beliefs, while creating the earth, Lord Brahma created Humans on the command of Lord Vishnu. Later, Brahma sprinkled water on the earth. As a result of this, a wonderful power with four arms appeared on the earth. She had a harp, book, and garland in her hands.

That power played the harp, and all creatures of the world further received their voices. Lord Brahma gave the name of Saraswati to that goddess, which meant the goddess of speech. The festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Saraswati.

Importance Of Basant Panchmi / Saraswati Puja

Maa Saraswati is the goddess of learning and speech since ancient times. Therefore, she is worshipped as an emblem of wisdom and skill. On the day of Basant Panchami, people associated with writing, singing, and playing worship their instruments to seek the blessing of the Goddess.

Basant Panchami falls in the month of Basant. Flowers blossom in the season of spring (Basant), grains of mustard appear like gold begin to glow in the fields, barley and wheat earrings begin to bloom, mango trees blossom and butterflies start hovering everywhere. Thus, it is an occasion of prosperity and sparkles.

Along with the festival of Basant Panchami greenery covers all around.

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Spiritual Significance of Basant Panchmi

Like all other Hindu festivals, Basant Panchami also has a different spiritual significance. The arrival of spring brings the end of depression and sadness, also awakens a new sense of great happiness in a human body.

The spiritual significance of this festival marks the end of days of ignorance and awakening in spiritual knowledge.

Individuals desirous of spiritual progress give special importance to the worship of Goddess Saraswati. People associated with art, dance, singing, writing and reading, worship Goddess Saraswati for spiritual knowledge.

Astrological Benefits Of Basant Panchmi

basant panchmi astrology

It is the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month Magha. According to Hindu mythology, this month is stated to be blessed by the gods. Also, Sun turns towards the North during the Magha month, which is an auspicious phase. 

The worship of Saraswati Ji performed on Basant Panchami proves to be very helpful in reducing the sin effects of the planets Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus.

Persons undergoing the sin effects of the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus in their horoscope should also go for Saraswati worship, to gain benefits.

Saraswati Puja

Reciting mantras on the auspicious day of Basant Panchmi, you can win the elegance of Goddess Saraswati. You can chant any of the below-listed mantras for 3,7 or 11 times.

  • Neel Saraswati Stotram
  • Om Vad Vad Vaagwadini Swaha”
  • Saraswati Chalisa
  • Om Gan Ganpataye Namah” – Mantra For Lord Ganesha. Chanting this mantra benefits students a lot.

In the year 2020, Basant Panchmi falls on 29th January, Wednesday.

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