An important Indian festival, Vasant Panchami
is celebrated every year in the month of Magh according to the Hindu calendar and as per the Gregorian calendar; this Hindu festival highlights an end of the winter season & the coming of spring and the Holi season in between the months of January and February. The festival which is loaded with religious, seasonal and social significance, Vasant Panchami is also called as Saraswati Puja or the Basant Festival of Kites for Sikh. It is the first and more minor of two spring-themed festivals in Hindu culture and it's praised by Hindus in all over the world with full of energy along with new sense of confidence. The festival will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24th 2015.
The festival of the Vasant Panchami is focused on the Hindu goddess Saraswati; the goddess of knowledge, music, art, culture and wisdom as the Goddess illustrated an idiosyncratic features of adapting. As we all realize that, the Goddess Saraswati is the holiness of brains and learning. She has four hands which symbolize ego, intellect, alertness and the mind. She is frequently pictured seated on a lotus or a peacock, wearing a white dress.
How and Where the Vasant Panchami Celebrates
In this festival, the young girls wear bright yellow dresses and take part in the festivities. The shade yellow holds an exceptional significance for this festival as it implies the brightness of nature and the dynamic quality of life. Amid the celebration, the entire fields are blasts with yellow as in India's crop meadows are loaded with yellow mustard flowers.
On the other hand, this auspicious day ( Saraswati Puja) is celebrates and identified as Abujh Muhurat where kids are taught their first letter and its known as Akshar-Abhyasam or Vidya-Arambham Praasana which is one of the renowned ceremonies of Vasant Panchami. Pens, journals, and pencils are put close to the goddess feet to be honored before they are utilized.
In West Bengal, it is celebrated as Saraswati Puja however; in Bihar and Punjab, it is celebrated as a festival of kites. During the ancient times, the festival was celebrated in the royal palace of Kamadeva.
Feast on a special pastry: Individuals dress in yellow tenders yellow blooms to others and to the divine beings and goddesses. They likewise plan and devour a unique cake called Kesar Halwa, which is produced using flour, sugar, nuts, and cardamom powder. This dish likewise incorporates saffron strands, which provides an energetic yellow color along with gentle aroma.