Vasant Panchami - 22 Jan'18

Venue:

From Monday, January 22, 2018 at 1:00AM to Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:55PM

Prayer at the Temple will commence at 5PM.

Vasant Panchami is an important Indian festival celebrated every year in the month of Magha according to the Hindu calendar. Celebrated on the fifth day of Magha, the day falls somewhere in the months of February or March according to the Gregorian calendar. The significance of the day lies in the worship of Goddess Saraswati, symbol of wisdom and also the onset of spring season

Another tradition associated with this day is that of initiating studies in the young. Young children often begin learning on this day, which is believed to be the reason why the school sessions start during this peiod.    Sweets with a yellow hue are also distributed on this day and people can also be seen donating books and other literary material to the poor.

In today’s times, the festival is celebrated by farmers as the on-coming of the spring season. The day is largely celebrated in Northern Parts of India.   Here, people offer food to the Brahmins and organize rituals in the name of Goddess Saraswati. 


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