Vasant Panchami

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Date(s) - 10/02/2020
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Vasant Panchami is also known as “Saraswati Puja”, “Basant Panchami” and “Shree Panchami”. Goddess Saraswati is represented as a graceful woman in white, a symbol of purity and peace. She is the Goddess who signifies knowledge, music, arts, science and technology. People worship Goddess Saraswati to get enlighten with knowledge and to get rid of lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance.

This ritual of initiating education to children is known as Akshar-Abhyasam or Vidya-Arambham/Prasanna which is one of the famous rituals of Vasant Panchami. Schools and colleges arrange pujas in the morning to seek blessings of the Goddess. Saraswati Puja is performed to pay allegiance to the Goddess of learning.

It is a public holiday in the Haryana, Odisha,Tripura and West Bengal regions of India.The festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. In despair, Kalidasa was planning to kill himself when Saraswati emerged from the river and told him to bathe in the waters. When he did, the water gave him wisdom and led to him writing poetry.

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