Sunday, January 21, 2018

Celebrate Basant Panchami with Saraswati Puja Tomorrow

Know the importance of Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami! On this day, worshipping Goddess Saraswati is considered auspicious for students and other people. Read how the puja vidhi and astrological significance of Saraswati Puja is of great importance for you.

Basant Panchami, also known as Shree Panchami or the day of Goddess Saraswati, is the festival of prosperity and harmony. It will be celebrated on 22 January 2018, i.e. on fifth day of Magha month. In India, this festival welcomes lively and cheerful Spring Season with lots of merriment. This also brings an end to cold and chilly winter season. On this day, people worship Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu deity of wisdom, knowledge, art, culture, and music.

Know the auspicious timing of Saraswati Puja: Saraswati Puja Muhurat

Importance of Saraswati Puja

As per Hindu religious beliefs, the festival of Basant Panchami is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati who was born on this day. She is one of the three goddesses (Trimurti), other being Parvati and Lakshmi and is the wife of Lord Brahma. But there are other sources who believe her to be the daughter (Manasputri) of Brahma ji. She gifted this world with her knowledge, wisdom and music. Therefore, it is considered very auspicious to perform Saraswati Puja during first half of the day (the time between sunrise and midday) on Basant Panchami. During this period, various rituals are followed while worshipping Goddess Saraswati and the Puja becomes even more influential when devotees recite Saraswati Stotra.

Find Saraswati Dhyan Mantra Ucharan here: Saraswati Stotra

Saraswati Puja Vidhi

The Puja Vidhi for worshipping Goddess Saraswati is as follows:

  • After taking a bath at early morning, bathe the idol of Goddess Saraswati and adorn her in white clothes.
  • After that, perform urn installation (Kalash Sthapana) for Saraswati Puja.
  • Worship Lord Ganesha, then Lord Vishnu and later Lord Shiva.
  • After them, begin the ritual of worshipping Goddess Saraswati.
  • Offer Vermillion, yellow flowers and garlands, seasonal fruits as well as Gulaal (red color powder) in her feet.
  • Perform Saraswati Aarti and pray to her for good knowledge and intellect. Later, offer Prasad to everyone.

Astrological Benefits of Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Puja on the occasion of Basant Panchami have several astrological benefits. A person who worships Goddess Saraswati on this day, the malefic effects of planet Chandra, Brihaspati, Budh and Shukra on his/her life get reduced to a great extent. For people who are undergoing mahadasha or antardasha as well as retrograde effects of Moon, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are also benefited with Saraswati Puja and daan. Reciting Saraswati Stotra is also beneficial for people who want to attain supreme knowledge & peace. The students who are having obstacles coming in their way of education and career are also benefited from Saraswati Puja.

Other Facts About Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami is also the time when mustard fields bloom with beautiful yellow flowers. Couples also worship Devi Rati and Dev Kamdev in 16 ways (Shodashopachara Puja) during the first half of this day, as a result of which, their married life turns into a blissful and happy one. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu are also worshiped together on this day which is considered highly auspicious for business people. There is also the wonderful event of kite flying festival that is celebrated on the occasion of Basant Panchami. People from all over the country fly colorful kites to raise the zest and zeal of this day.

We, at Astrosage, wish you a prosperous and joyous Basant Panchami. May Goddess Saraswati’s blessings and grace is always on you.

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