Basant Panchami 2021: Let’s know about the date, history and significance and celebration of the Spring festival in India. Also, we bring out what time is the shubh muhurat for performing Saraswati puja
Basant Panchami is an auspicious festival of the Hindus, celebrated with great pomp and show across India on the fifth day of the Hindu month of Magha, Shukla Paksha. It is also called Sri Panchami in the South and is dedicated to Saraswati, the wife of Brahma who is considered as the Goddess of knowledge, music, learning and arts by Hindus.
Worshippers have a strong belief that the world would be shrouded in ignorance without Saraswati as she is the one who represents enlightenment. Hence, Saraswati is worshipped on Basant Panchami.
Yellow or basanti, as per legends, are Saraswati’s favourite colour and all celebrations include a shade of yellow on this day.
Vasant Panchami is further believed to be the most auspicious day to get married.
Date and Puja Time:
This year, Vasant Panchami is being observed on February 16, 2021. The Panchami Tithi starts at 3.36 am on February 16 and will continue till 5.46 am on February 17. While the entire day is considered auspicious, the right time for doing the puja is in afternoon.