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Basant Panchami 2024: Date, Muhurat, Significance & Puja Vidhi

By: Future Point | 18-Jan-2024
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What is Basant Panchami?

Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami is a festival which is celebrated by Hindus to worship Goddess Saraswati and welcome the spring season. Basant Panchami comes on the ‘Panchami Tithi’ (5th date) of the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (Waxing Phase of the Moon) in the month of ‘Magh’ as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar.


Date and Muhurat of Basant Panchami in 2024

Basant Panchami 2024 will be celebrated on Wednesday, 14th February.

The Muhurat (timing) for performing the Saraswati Puja will be from 07:02 AM to 
12:33 PM.

 

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Who is Goddess Saraswati?

Goddess Saraswati is one of the 3 forms of the Feminine Divine and is the consort of Lord Brahma- the Creator. She helped Lord Brahma to create the universe and is the deity who blesses Her devotees with knowledge, wisdom, music, science, fine arts and artistic abilities.

Goddess Saraswati is depicted as sitting in a white attire on a big white lotus with a ‘Veena’ (traditional Indian music instrument) near Her. She is worshipped for having a successful & truly meaningful academic life.

Significance of Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami holds immense significance among people belonging to the Hindu faith. Since, Goddess Saraswati blesses Her devotees with knowledge, She is worshipped extensively by those who are on the path to learning or are in the academic domain of their lives.

It is an ancient tradition to start the education of a child on Basant Panchami, be it an informal one but a child is initiated into education on this auspicious occasion. Parents worship Goddess Saraswati and seek blessings for a bright future for their child.

It is highly common to witness students praying to Goddess Saraswati in schools on the occasion of Basant Panchami. Artists and musicians pay their respects and wholeheartedly worship the Goddess to seek Her blessings and express their gratitude towards Her for what they consider to have achieved with Her blessings.

It is said that it would not have been possible for Lord Brahma to complete the Creation without the knowledge and help from Goddess Saraswati.

 

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Aboojh Muhurat on Basant Panchami

It is prudent to begin or execute key tasks & endeavours in a Muhurat (window of time) which is ‘Shubh’ or auspicious. It is for this purpose people consult with an experienced astrologer to know which muhurat will be best for performing certain specific tasks in their lives such as wedding, house warming, purchase of property or vehicle, starting a new business etc.

Basant Panchami is such an auspicious occasion that the famous ‘Aboojh Muhurat’ remains active on that day. Therefore, people can perform any auspicious task or endeavour on this festival/occasion without the need to know a specific muhurat.

Basant Panchami Puja Vidhi

Following is the Vidhi or procedure to perform the puja or worship ritual of Goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami:

  • Traditionally, devotees make an idol of Goddess Saraswati out of clay and worship that idol in the puja and immerse that idol in a sacred/clean flowing water body.
  • Make such an idol or simply have a picture or idol of Goddess Saraswati that you keep permanently in the puja altar in your house.
  • Offer yellow coloured flowers to Goddess Saraswati since they are dear to Her.
  • Light a lamp of ghee or oil along with incense.
  • Now offer Roli, Chandan, Haldi, Kesar, Akshat and Sweets to the Goddess.
  • If you are a student then place your books nearby and your musical instruments if you are a musician or in fact other articles or equipment (that you can) which are a part of your artistic endeavour.
  • Bow down to Her with utmost devotion in your heart and seek Her blessings.
  • Recite or listen to the prayer associated with Goddess Saraswati.
  • Distribute the prasad in the form of sweets offered to the Goddess in your family and have it yourself as well.

 

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Saraswati Vandana

Mentioned below is the Saraswati Vandana or the Prayer for Goddess Saraswati that one could recite or listen to during the puja of the Goddess:

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा ॥1॥

शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमामाद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं
वीणा-पुस्तक-धारिणीमभयदां जाड्यान्धकारापहाम्‌।
हस्ते स्फटिकमालिकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थिताम्‌
वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धिप्रदां शारदाम्‌॥2॥

 

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Future Point wishes you & your family- A Very Happy and Enlightening Basant Panchami 2024!