Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people on Basant Panchami, the first day of spring. “Greetings on Basant Panchami. May this festival bring immense happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives,”, the prime minister said in a statement.
On Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja is celebrated with traditional fervour as people worship idols of the goddess.
Vasant Panchami, or Basant Panchami, sometimes referred to as Saraswati Puja, Shree Panchami, or the Basant Festival of Kites is a Sikh and Hindu festival held on the fifth day of Magha (in early February) marking the start of spring and the Holi season. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture.
For Sikhs, in the Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, on the day of Vasant Panchmi, musicians start the music by singing Basant Raga. This practice continues up until the first day of Vaisakh when Basant Rag is no longer used. A fair normally held at the famous Sikh shrine of Guru-ka-Lahore in Bilaspur district to mark the occasion of the marriage of Guru Gobind Singh Ji on Vasant Panchami.
Enjoy Basant Panchami.