Vasant Panchami and its importance

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Vasant Panchmi is one of the most important festivals for Hindus and Sikhs. To this day, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped. This day is celebrated in whole India. Technically, today, Spiring Season starts. Spring literally means Vasant in Hindi and Basant in Punjabi. This is the original Valentine day of Indians as it is considered as a universal day of Love. Today, Goddess Sharada is worshipped and revered as Goddess of art, learning and education. Men and Women wear yellow vestments as it represents enlightenment of wisdom, knowledge and art. Spring season often known as king of seasons brings peace, low wind blow and love in the air, by vanishing cold, and winters. Trees becomes greener and flowers blossom to the fullest. Kite flying becomes an important game for kids and youngsters. Panchami means fifth day of Shukal Paksha. So Vasant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Shukal Paksha (Rising Moon to Full Moon) of Lunar Month “Magha”. It often comes either on ending dates of Januray or initial dates of Februrary.

Vasant Panchami For Sikhs
For Sikhs, in the Golden Temple, Amritsar, to the day, saints and priests sing Basant Raga. This singing continues till the first day of Vaisakh. Maharaja Ranjit Singh promoted the celebration of Vasant Panchami in the Gurdwaras in 1825 A.D. by donating 2,000 rupees to the Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara to distribute food.

Good days start from Vasant Panchami
Vasant Panchami is regarded as an auspicious day to start new or pending works. Importantly, To start new educations or to enter new house, Vasant Panchami is realized as a lucky day and there are few reasons behind. The festival comes in the month of “Magh”. This month is very excellent as per spiritual concerns. This month is also important for taking bath in the Ganga and other pilgrimages. It is assumed that one day-night of gods is equal to one year of living beings of the Earth it means first six months a year is duration of morning to noon and last six months is the duration of the evening to the night. At the time of “Magh” month Lord Surya is also at rising hence these days are very auspicious. Being Vasnant at initial makes it most auspicious of all.

Vasant Panchami 2016 is on 12th February 2016. May this occasion bring you wisdom, knowledge, prosperity and feelings of love so that one can initiate coming year with joy and success.

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