Vasant stands for Springs. Vasant Panchami is a festival of celebration of the arrival of the spring season in India. On Vasant Panchami, we celebrate the Birthday of Goddess Sarasvati. Goddess Sarasvati is the Goddess of Music, art, language, and knowledge. That is why we worship Goddess Sarasvati along with books and musical instruments on Vasant Panchami. Let’s look at how to celebrate Vasant Panchami 2022.
When Is Vasant Panchami 2022
Vasant Panchami 2022 is on 5th February Saturday. With the onset of the spring season on this day, we feel a pleasant change in the natural environment. Vasant reflects the end of autumn, with new fresh green leaves emerging from the plants and trees.
Importance/ Significance Of Vasant Panchami
As we know, Vasant Ritu (Ritu stands for a season in Hindi) is the knock of the Spring season, when nature is at its utmost beauty. There is pleasant sunlight, yellow and green flowers bloom all around. So the Vasant Ritu is known as the king of seasons that delights the soul.
This whole month is very peaceful and balanced. During these days, the five main elements- the water, the air, the sky, the fire, and the earth remain in their balanced form. It means there is no rain, there is not very hot or very cold weather during Vasant. And this balanced form of nature makes the atmosphere pleasant and happy.
Mythological Significance Of Vasant Panchami
Mythologically there are several stories related to Vasant Panchami. Some of them we are going to discuss here-
Saraswati Jayanti/ Goddess Saraswati Birth Story
While creating nature, Lord Brahma, the creator of nature found silence spread all over. So he created a Goddess. This Goddess had a book in one hand and had Veena and garland in other hands. This Goddess we know and worship as Goddess Saraswati. When Lord Brahma asked Goddess Saraswati to play Veena, the Seven swaras spread all over. Thus nature got rid of silence and it got the sound. We humans got the voice, the waterfall, birds, and every element on earth got their respective sounds. That is why we celebrate Vasant Panchami as the Birthday of Goddess Saraswati.
Vasant Panchami Story From Ramayana
According to Ramayana, when Ravana had kidnapped Goddess Sita, she had dropped her ornaments on the way. It was to make an indication of the way to Rama for searching Sitaji. When Ram followed the ornaments on the way, he reached Shabri. Shabri offered Lord Ram the sweet berries which she had selected by tasting herself. And ultimately she found the divine feet at last.
It is said that Shabri had offered sweet berries to Rama on Vasant Panchmi, hence Vasant Panchami is celebrated with gaiety at the places where Shabri’s temples are there.
How To Celebrate Vasant Panchami
On Vasant Panchmi we worship Goddess Saraswati. We also worship books, and musical instruments and pray to Goddess Saraswati to fill our minds and soul with power and give us intellectual power and expertise in language, arts, and music.
On Vasant Panchmi-
- We worship Goddess Saraswati by offering lotus flowers. We also offer Kesariya Bhat (Saffron Rice ) as Prasad to the Goddess.
- Worship books and musical instruments.
- Wear yellow clothes.
- Eat yellow kesariya or saffron rice.
- The fields get covered with yellow mustard. Farmers also celebrate the festival to express their happiness for the crops.
- Donate grains, clothes, or books to the needy.
- In Gujrat State, Garba Dance is offered to Goddess after worshipping.
- Vasant fare is organized at various places to celebrate the festival and enjoy the pleasant natural surroundings.
Importance Of Yellow Color On Vasant Panchami
The auspicious day of Vasant Panchmi is the indication of the ripening of crops. The yellow and orange flowers of Palash bloom all over, making nature more beautiful. Yellow sunlight after chilling winters soothes the soul. Yellow mustard flowers flaunt in the fields. The colorful butterflies hover over the flowers during the pleasant month of Vasant. All these things make the mind and soul peaceful and fill them with joy.
Q. When is Vasant Panchami 2022?
Ans. On 5th February 2022, Saturday.
Q. Shubh Muhurta For Vasant Panchami Festival?
Ans: From morning 07.00 to afternoon 12:30
Q. What should we do on Vasant Panchami?
Ans. Worship Goddess Saraswati, wear yellow clothes, eat saffron rice.
Q. Why do we celebrate Vasant Panchami?
Ans. We celebrate the arrival of the Spring Season after chilly winters
Q. Is Vasant Panchami auspicious for marriage and other works?
Ans. Yes, it is.