Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Puja

Which god worship on the occasion of Saraswati puja or basant panchami?

Goddess Saraswati worship on the occasion of Saraswati puja or basant panchami.

What are the other names for this puja? (If any)

Basant Panchami, Shree Panchami, Basant festival of Kites, Abujh Muharat are the other names for this puja.

History of the above occasion

Lord Brahma is the creator of this universe but he feel very said when he found that everything created by him is very silent. So, he talk to Lord Vishnu and he suggest him to evoked Goddess Saraswati and he done the same. Then Saraswati used her Veena (lute) and first letter she played was Sa and by this she create some sound, music in the universe and Brahma became so happy that she named her as Vaageshwari. This begins this occasion.

What is the significance of the above occasion?

Goddess Saraswati has a birthday on this day and as she is associated in the form of energy to the Lord Brahma who is the creator of the universe. So she has a importance. And we worship her, to get her blessings which will bring perception in the positive direction, especially for the students to get knowledge, culture, arts, wisdom, music, sound. Even it is said that if we start our education as on this day, then it makes person knowledgeable and intelligent. Before starting any art or music education, Goddess Saraswati is worship. Marriages done on this day are very successful, they lead a harmonious life for the couple. This occasion is also considered good for the ceremonies of house warming (Grah Pravesh) or you may choose this day if you want to start any new business venture or any other important work.

It also starts the spring season. Yellow colour has a importance on this day as this time, fields of mustard crop are filled with flowers of yellow coloured.

What are the things or material required for the worship of this puja?

Idols of Lord Ganesha, Vishnu, Shiva, white dress, Kalash means stoup, vermillion ,garlands, gulaal (red coloured powder), seasonal fruits and yellow coloured flowers.

What is the vidhi (method) of worship?

First of all Saraswati is bathed and then we make her wore a dress, white in colour. To begin the Saraswati puja, first of all Lord Ganesha, then Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are worship, then stoup is enshrined. After this, Goddess Saraswati is worship. Then garlands and vermillion are offered. Then in her feet Gulaal which is red in colour is offered. After this, seasonal fruits and yellow coloured flowers are offered to her. Then rice porridge sweet in nature, popularly known as Kheer is offered as Prasad with some rice which is prepared by mixing dry fruits, saffron and sugar.

How to celebrate this occasion?

We celebrate this occasion with great enthusiasm and zeal. As it begins the spring season and thus people welcome the same with some element of holi and enjoy it a lot. With this, Kite flying is also associated, as in some states this occasion is celebrated by flying kites in the sky all the day.

In Bihar, people celebrate the occasion by offering bundi to Goddess Saraswati and then they enjoy it. In U.P., people enjoy sweets and yellow rice and in Punjab, corn chapatis, mustard vegetable and sweet yellow rice are cherished by the people.

What are the timings to celebrate this puja or occasion in a year?

As per the Hindu calendar, this is celebrated on the bright half of the fifth day of the month Magha, begins the spring season and holi. And as per the Gregorian calendar, it usually comes in January or February.

In which parts of the country, this puja is considered as more important?

This occasion is celebrated by people all over the county but In Northern India, this puja is considered as more important, because of the greater contrast between the spring and the winter and in eastern part also it is celebrated at a big level.

Which god worship on the occasion of Saraswati puja or basant panchami?

Goddess Saraswati worship on the occasion of Saraswati puja or basant panchami.

What are the other names for this puja? (If any)

Basant Panchami, Shree Panchami, Basant festival of Kites, Abujh Muharat are the other names for this puja.

History of the above occasion

Lord Brahma is the creator of this universe but he feel very said when he found that everything created by him is very silent. So, he talk to Lord Vishnu and he suggest him to evoked Goddess Saraswati and he done the same. Then Saraswati used her Veena (lute) and first letter she played was Sa and by this she create some sound, music in the universe and Brahma became so happy that she named her as Vaageshwari. This begins this occasion.

What is the significance of the above occasion?

Goddess Saraswati has a birthday on this day and as she is associated in the form of energy to the Lord Brahma who is the creator of the universe. So she has a importance. And we worship her, to get her blessings which will bring perception in the positive direction, especially for the students to get knowledge, culture, arts, wisdom, music, sound. Even it is said that if we start our education as on this day, then it makes person knowledgeable and intelligent. Before starting any art or music education, Goddess Saraswati is worship. Marriages done on this day are very successful, they lead a harmonious life for the couple. This occasion is also considered good for the ceremonies of house warming (Grah Pravesh) or you may choose this day if you want to start any new business venture or any other important work.

It also starts the spring season. Yellow colour has a importance on this day as this time, fields of mustard crop are filled with flowers of yellow coloured.

What are the things or material required for the worship of this puja?

Idols of Lord Ganesha, Vishnu, Shiva, white dress, Kalash means stoup, vermillion ,garlands, gulaal (red coloured powder), seasonal fruits and yellow coloured flowers.

What is the vidhi (method) of worship?

First of all Saraswati is bathed and then we make her wore a dress, white in colour. To begin the Saraswati puja, first of all Lord Ganesha, then Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are worship, then stoup is enshrined. After this, Goddess Saraswati is worship. Then garlands and vermillion are offered. Then in her feet Gulaal which is red in colour is offered. After this, seasonal fruits and yellow coloured flowers are offered to her. Then rice porridge sweet in nature, popularly known as Kheer is offered as Prasad with some rice which is prepared by mixing dry fruits, saffron and sugar.

How to celebrate this occasion?

We celebrate this occasion with great enthusiasm and zeal. As it begins the spring season and thus people welcome the same with some element of holi and enjoy it a lot. With this, Kite flying is also associated, as in some states this occasion is celebrated by flying kites in the sky all the day.

In Bihar, people celebrate the occasion by offering bundi to Goddess Saraswati and then they enjoy it. In U.P., people enjoy sweets and yellow rice and in Punjab, corn chapatis, mustard vegetable and sweet yellow rice are cherished by the people.

What are the timings to celebrate this puja or occasion in a year?

As per the Hindu calendar, this is celebrated on the bright half of the fifth day of the month Magha, begins the spring season and holi. And as per the Gregorian calendar, it usually comes in January or February.

In which parts of the country, this puja is considered as more important?

This occasion is celebrated by people all over the county but In Northern India, this puja is considered as more important, because of the greater contrast between the spring and the winter and in eastern part also it is celebrated at a big level.

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