Basant Panchami 2023, Saraswati Puja Importance: This year 2023 In Wednesday 26th January, Basant Panchami is on the Panchami Tithi of Magha Shukla Paksha. On the day of Basant Panchami, there is a ritual of worshiping Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, learning and art. The spring season also begins from the day of Basant Panchami, which is the best of all seasons. Renowned astrologer Pandit Suresh Shrimali is giving special information about Basant Panchami-
‘Riturat Basant’ is the best among the seasons
The rustle of the gust of wind makes the body and mind happy, the chirping of birds on the trees, the cuckoo’s cuckoo, the hum of whirlpools, the beautiful colorful flowers in bloom, especially the yellow mustard flowers, the sheet spread on the fields, the murmur of the rivers, the sound of the weather. Pleasant movement, beautiful peacocks dancing with spread wings, seeing all this, it seems that nature is saying that Rituraj spring is coming. The best among all the seasons which was considered Rituraj. In this spring, the worship of Saraswati, the goddess of speech, on Basant Panchami has special significance.
Importance of worshiping Goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami
The occasion of Basant Panchami has special importance for the worship of Goddess Saraswati, the presiding deity of speech-learning, whose pleasant feeling is felt by all the gods and goddesses and even the planets, whose every day dissolves like a batashe in milk, then the presiding deity of Basantotsav, Shri Krishna. If the main deity is Kamadeva-Rati, so that this season is considered to be the companion of Kamadeva, its effect and which adorns nature with yellow flowers, innumerable words will be less to describe it.
Worship in the festival of spring Brij Pradesh becomes engrossed in the joy of wonderful pastimes of Radha-Krishna. It is noteworthy that Holi and Dhamar songs were started from this day itself. By the way, the months of Chaitra and Vaishakh come under the spring season along with Magh. But the main festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated only on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magh month.
Goddess Bageshwari Jayanti is also celebrated on this day. There is also Kamdev and Rati Puja Festival. But mainly this day is most important for the worship of Goddess Saraswati. Because on this day Goddess Saraswati was born. According to the scholars of the scriptures, starting the education of education and music with worship and prayer of Goddess Saraswati is a law related to faith, belief and reverence.
Method of worship of Lord Vishnu on Basant Panchami
There is also a ritual of worshiping Lord Shri Vishnu on the day of Basant Panchami. Lord Narayan should be worshiped properly in the morning by applying oil and bathing, wearing holy clothes. After this, there is also a ritual of Pitra-Tarpan and Brahma Bhojan. On this day, the idol of God in the temples is decorated with spring clothes, flowers and the festival is celebrated with hymns and songs.
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