Basant Panchami is one of the auspicious and sacred festivals of Hindus. On this day, people worship Goddess Saraswati, the deity of wisdom, knowledge, music and arts. Basant Panchami is also called Saraswati Puja, Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami. This festival marks the onset of Spring and is celebrated 40 days prior to the start of the Spring season. The Vasant Utsav on Panchami is celebrated with great fervor and zest. In Vedic astrology, Basant Panchami is considered as the most auspicious or Abhuj muhurat for marriage and any other auspicious work. You can perform any sacred ritual in the entire day of Vasant Panchami without consulting any astrologer or Priest.
When is Basant Panchami 2021?
As per Hindu Panchang, every year Basant Panchami commences on the 5th day of Magh month. In Gregorian Calendar, Magh month corresponds to the months of January and February.
Basant Panchami Puja Date.
Basant Panchami Puja in 2021 on 16 February 2021, Tuesday
Vasant Panchami 2021 Puja Muhurat Time
Here is Puja muhurat for Basant Panchami.
• Vasant Panchami Muhurat: 06:59 AM to 12:35 PM
• Muhurat Duration: 05 hours 37 minutes
• Vasant Panchami Madhyahna Moment: 12:35 PM
• Panchami Tithi Begins: 03:36 AM on February 16, 2021
• Panchami Tithi Ends: 05:46 AM on February 17, 2021
Saraswati Puja can be done at any time on Basant Panchami. However, Purvahan or morning time is considered best for Basant Panchami Puja. The above auspicious time and date for Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami in the year 2021 is generic. Thus, to know the Shubh muhurat for Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami at home, check Choghadiya for Ahemdabad, Gujarat, and the city you reside in.
Basant Panchami Celebration and Special Attraction
On this people worship maa Saraswati in the Shubh muhurat for Vasant Panchami. They wear yellow or white clothes on this occasion. Yellow color has special significance on this day as it symbolizes the vibrancy and beauty of spring. Various festivities and celebrations are observed in temples. Due to the significance of Vasant Panchami for students, special Saraswati Puja and festivities are arranged in schools. At home, people prepare delicacies of Yellow color such as Kesari Halwa or Kesari Sheera, Boondi, yellow rice and Rajbhog.
Goddess Saraswati is considered the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom. It is believed that by worshipping Goddess Saraswati and invoking her with the powerful mantra of Saraswati, one may find success and growth in studies and areas of knowledge. They can bestow spiritual powers by reciting the Saraswati mantra on the day of Basant Panchami. Here is the mantra-