Why is Basant Panchami Celebrated? How Did Saraswati Puja Start?

Every year Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magh month. On this day, there is a tradition to worship Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and speech. It is believed that Mother Saraswati appeared on this day. In such a situation, let us know why the festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated and how its celebration started.

According to Hindu traditions, the entire year is divided into six seasons, which include spring, summer, rainy season, autumn, autumn and winter. Among these seasons, spring season is called the king of all seasons and that is why the day on which spring season begins is celebrated as the festival of Basant Panchami.

There is a religious belief that Mother Saraswati had appeared on this day, hence a special worship of Goddess Saraswati is organized on this day on Basant Panchami. Mother Saraswati is considered the goddess of knowledge and wisdom.

On the day of Basant Panchami, Goddess Saraswati is considered to be the boon of knowledge, wisdom, art and knowledge, hence people should wear yellow colored clothes on this day and worship Goddess Saraswati with yellow flowers. On the day of Basant Panchami, people fly kites and prepare yellow dishes. In Hindu religion, yellow color is considered a symbol of auspiciousness and prosperity.

Regarding the historical importance of Basant Panchami, it is believed that the creator of the universe, Lord Brahma had created living beings and humans. After creating the universe, when he looked at the world, he saw everything deserted and deserted. The atmosphere seemed absolutely silent as if no one was speaking. After seeing all this, Brahma ji was not satisfied, then Brahma ji took permission from Lord Vishnu and sprinkled water on the earth from his kamandalu.

Basant Panchami is the festival of blooming of flowers and arrival of new crop, hence Rituraj Basant has great significance. In this season, mustard crop in the fields, yellow flowers on mango trees, greenery all around and pink cold make the weather even more pleasant. If seen from health point of view, this season is very pleasant and good.

On this festival, people take bath in holy rivers and Basant fair etc. is also organized. The day of Basant Panchami is considered auspicious for the education of children. This day is considered very lucky for marriage and matrimony.