Basant Panchami is a famous festival of India which represents the glory and splendour of spring season. It is mainly a Hindu festival and is celebrated in Northern part of India with full joy and enjoyment. In Basant Panchami, meaning of word ‘Basant’ is spring and meaning of ‘Panchami’ is the fifth day of spring season.
The festival has seasonal as well as social importance. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati and this day is considered as the birthday of Goddess Saraswati. People organise Saraswati puja on this day. They offer yellow clothes and sweets to Goddess and also wear yellow clothes. They offer yellow flowers to Goddess and also apply turmeric tilak on their forehead. They also prepare kesar halwa of yellow colour at home.
This festival falls on the 5th day in the month of Magh according to Hindu calendar or in the month of January or February according to Gregorian calendar.
Some people also worship their ancestors on this day and offer Pitri-Tarpan to them. It is also believed to be an auspicious day for children to start their study.
This festival declares the arrival of spring season. You can see the fresh life in tress and crops. You can see the yellow flowers of mustard crop in fields and it looks like as the field is completely covered with gold. Youth celebrate this festival by flying colourful kites in the sky. This kite festival in Punjab attracts many people from all over the world. Spring season brings new joy and life in people.
So, the festival of Basant Panchami brings new joy and happiness among people and is celebrated with full enjoyment.
Saraswati Puja is celebrated on Basant Panchami, which is a famous festival of India which represents the glory and splendour of spring season. It is mainly a Hindu festival and is celebrated in Northern part of India with full joy and enjoyment. In Basant Panchami, meaning of word ‘Basant’ is spring and meaning of ‘Panchami’ is the fifth day of spring season.
Saraswati Puja 2013 date is Thursday, 14 February.
Saraswati Chalisa in Hindi
Janak Janani Pad Kamal Raj, Nij Mastak Par Dhaari, Bandau Maatu Saraswati, Buddhi Bal De Daataari. Purn Jagat Mein Vyaapt Tav, Mahima Amit Anantu, Ramsaagar Ke Paap Ko, Maatu Tuhi Ab Hantu.
Maata Sooraj Kaanti Tav, Andhakaar Mam Roop, Dooban Te Raksha Karahu, Paru Na Mein Bhav-Koop. Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Sunahu Sarasvati Maatu, Adham Ramasaagarahi Tum, Aashray Deu Punaatu.
Jay Shri Sakal Buddhi Balaraasi, Jay Sarvagya Amar Avinaasi. Jay Jay Veenaakar Dhaari, Karati Sadaa Suhans Savaari.
Roop Chaturbhujadhaari Maata, Sakal Vishv Andar Vikhyaata. Jag Mein Paap Buddhi Jab Hoti, Jabahi Dharm Ki Phiki Jyoti.
Tabahi Maatu Le Nij Avataara, Paap Heen Karati Mahi Taara. Baalmiki Ji The Baham Gyaani, Tav Prasaad Janie Sansaara.
Raamaayan Jo Rache Banaai, Aadi Kavi Ki Padavi Paai. Kalidaas Jo Bhaye Vikhyaata, Teri Kripaa Drishti Se Maata.
Tulasi Sur Aadi Vidvaana, Bhaye Aur Jo Gyaani Nana. Tinhahi Na Aur Raheu Avalamba, Keval Kripa Aapaki Amba.
Karahu Kripa Soi Maatu Bhavaani, Dukhit Din Nij Daasahi Jaani. Putra Karai Aparaadh Bahuta, Tehi Na dharai Chitt Sundar Maata.
Raakhu Laaj Janani Ab Meri, Vinay Karu Bahu Bhaanti Ghaneri. Mein Anaath Teri Avalamba, Kripa Karau Jay Jay Jagadamba.
Madhu Kaitabh Jo Ati Balavaana, Baahuyuddh Vishnu Te Thaana. Samar Hajaar Paanch Mein Ghora, Phir Bhi Mukh Unase Nahi Mora.
Maatu Sahaay Bhai Tehi Kaala, Buddhi Viparit Kari Khalahaala. Tehi Mrityu Bhai Khal Keri, Purvahu Maatu Manorath Meri.
Chand Mund Jo The Vikhyaata, Chhan Mahu Sanhaareu Tehi Maata. Raktabij Se Samarath Paapi, Sur-Muni Hriday Dhara Sab Kampi.
Kaateu Sir Jim Kadali Khamba, Baar Baar Binavau Jagadamba. Jag Prasidhdh Jo Shumbh Nishumbha, Chhin Me Badhe Taahi Tu Amba.
Bharat-Maatu Budhi Phereu Jaai, Ramachandra Banvaas Karaai. Ehi Vidhi Raavan Vadh Tum Kinha, Sur Nar Muni Sab Kahu Sukh Dinha.
Ko Samarath Tav Yash Gun Gaana, Nigam Anaadi Anant Bakhaana. Vishnu Rudra Aj Sakahi Na Maari, Jinaki Ho Tum Rakshaakaari.
Rakt Dantika Aur Shataakshi, Naam Apaar Hai Daanav Bhakshi. Durgam Kaaj Dhara Par Kinha, Durga Naam Sakal Jag Linha.
Durg Aadi Harani Tu Maata, Kripa Karahu Jab Jab Sukhadaata. Nrip Kopit Jo Maaran Chaahei, Kaanan Mein Ghere Mrig Naahei.
Saagar Madhy Pot Ke Bhange, Ati Toofaan Nahi Kou Sange. Bhoot Pret Baadha Yaa Dukh Mein, Ho Daridra Athava Sankat Mein.
Naam Jape Mangal Sab Koi, Sanshay Isame Karai Na Koi. Putrahin Jo Aatur Bhaai, Sabei Chhaandi Puje Ehi Maai.
Karai Path Nit Yah Chaalisa, Hoy Putra Sundar Gun Isa. Dhupaadik Naivedy Chadhavei, Sankat Rahit Avashy Ho Jaavei.
Bhakti Maatu Ki Karei Hamesha, Nikat Na Aavei Taahi Kalesha. Bandi Path Kare Shat Baara, Bandi Paash Door Ho Saara.
Karahu Kripa Bhavamukti Bhavaani, Mo Kahn Daas Sadaa Nij Jaani.