Basanta Panchami 2023: Subha Muhurat, Pooja Rules, Rituals, Samagiri and Everything You Want to Know
Basanta Panchami 2023: The auspicious festival of Basanta Panchami will be celebrated on January 26 with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm. From Sub Muhurat to puja rituals, here’s everything you need to know about the festival.
Basanta Panchami 2023: Basanta Panchami also known as Vasantha Panchami is a Hindu festival which is celebrated on January 26 with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm. The festival is all about new beginnings and is considered an auspicious day in India. It is observed on the first day of spring, the fifth day of the month of Magha. Additionally, Basanta Panchami marks the beginning of Holi preparations, which begin forty days following Basanta Panchami. Goddess Saraswati, the patroness of learning, music and arts, is worshiped on this day. It is a day we celebrate with our near and dear ones for food and fellowship. From Suba Muhurat to puja rituals, here’s everything you need to know about the festival.
This year it will be a double celebration as the holy Basant Panchami is celebrated on January 26 along with Republic Day. According to Trig Panchnag, Panchami Tithi starts on January 25. Vasantha Panchami Mukurtam on January 26 is from 07:12 am to 12:34 pm for 05 hours and 21 minutes.
Vasant Panchami Madyahna Moment: 12:34 PM
Panchami Tithi Starts: January 25, 2023 at 12:34 PM
Panchami Tithi Ends: January 26, 2023 at 10:28 AM
Goddess Saraswati is worshiped on Vasant Panchami, also known as Sri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami. Although there is no special time to perform Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami day, it should be ensured that the Puja is performed during Panchami Tithi. Purvahna kala, the time between sunrise and midday, is auspicious for Saraswati Puja, according to the Thrik Panchangam.
Ingredients for Basanta Panchami Puja include mango leaves, incense sticks, akshata or rice, ashwagandha or scented orange powder, sandalwood, lamps, ghee, jaggery, haldi, holy Ganga water and fruits.
Rule of Puja:
The festival is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, who is considered the patron deity of education and is revered by students, scholars and artists. On this day, people visit temples and pray to the deity, seeking blessings for wisdom, knowledge and creativity.
To worship Goddess Saraswati, many people wake up early on this day and wear yellow clothes as it is the color associated with Goddess Saraswati. Yellow flowers and sweets are offered to the goddess as part of the puja rituals. Puja also includes mantras and singing praises to the Goddess.
On this day it is common practice for children to begin the world of letters by writing their first words. It is called “Vidya Aramram” and is considered an auspicious occasion for children to begin their education.
Apart from its religious significance, Basanta Panchami is also celebrated as the festival of kites. People, especially children, fly kites on this day and it is considered a fun and festive way to mark the arrival of spring.