Basant Panchami is an important Hindu festival that is celebrated with much enthusiasm in India. It celebrates the arrival of spring and honors Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, art, and music. The annual celebration of Basant Panchami takes place on a day when there is a particular muhurta or auspicious time for Puja ritual observance.
Basant Panchami 2023: Day, Date & Tithi
In 2023, Basant Panchami will be observed on Thursday, 26th January. All Hindus across India are looking forward to celebrating this special occasion in their way – either by participating in rituals such as offering sweets, lightening lamps, and sharing stories associated with it or by decorating their house/ surroundings with yellow flowers featured prominently during this eventful day dedicated to Goddess Saraswati.
- Basant Panchami 2023 Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
- Saraswati Puja Muhurat: 07:12 AM to 12:34 PM
Celebrations in different parts of the country
People in Assam celebrate Basant Panchami by cleaning their homes and praying.
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During the Basant Panchami festival, people in Odisha worship the goddess Saraswati by offering her new yellow flowers.
Children in Bengal celebrate Saraswati Puja by organizing and conducting ceremonial worship preparations. On Saraswati Puja, people celebrate by wearing yellow clothes, eating sweets, and performing religious rituals.
Punjab and Haryana
Kite flying is a traditional activity to commemorate the festival’s spirit in Punjab and Haryana.
How to perform Saraswati Puja 2023 at home?
1. Prepare the Puja room – Spread a clean cloth on the floor or altar and place an image of Goddess Saraswati along with some flowers, incense sticks, lamps, and other puja essentials like fruits, sweets, and grains that are offered to her during puja.
2. Invoke Goddess Saraswati – Now, light the lamp and start chanting mantras invoking the Goddess Saraswati in your puja room.
3. Perform Puja – After chanting, perform the puja ritual by offering flowers to the Goddess and pouring water. Chant some more mantras and provide food grains, sweets, and fruits as prasad (offerings).
4. Offer Aarti – After the puja is completed, perform aarti (a ceremony where the deity circles a lamp) and sing devotional songs praising Goddess Saraswati.
5. End the Puja – Conclude the puja by offering thanks to Goddess Saraswati and seeking her blessings.
Basant Panchami is an important Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and honors Goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge, art, and music. In 2023, Basant Panchami will be celebrated on Thursday, 26th January 2023, with great enthusiasm by Hindus across India through various rituals and traditions. Puja is the most important aspect of Basant Panchami, and it can be performed at home by following a few steps to seek her blessings.