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Basant Panchami 2016 - Festival of Love & Art

Basant Panchami 2016 Date

12th

February 2016

(Friday)

Basant Panchami is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Basant Panchami 2016 is going to be celebrated on 12th February. It is the festival of wisdom with beauty. Spring is the most beautiful season amongst all, and Vasant Panchami is celebrated to welcome it. As per Hindu beliefs, this month is dedicated to the art and education lovers. Isn't it interesting that this festival is about welcoming the King of seasons, over that it is all about art and culture? Let's read more to explore the glory of Basant Panchami.

As per Hindu calendar, every year Basant Panchami falls on the fifth day of Magh month's Shukla Paksha. Therefore, Vasant Panchami in 2016 will also fall as per the same. This festival is all about commemorating divine ecstasy, creativity, wisdom and art. Color code for the day is Yellow. People wear yellow, eat yellow and try to make everything yellow. In other words, people prefer wearing yellow clothes on this day. Additionally, they cook yellow colored food, for example yellow sweet rice and yellow Halwa. Basically, all these yellow delicacies are prepared to be offered to Almighty as Prasad and then consumed like a holy food by the devotees. People worship God with yellow flowers, yellow powder, holy water, incense sticks, lamp and some other allied stuff. As we know Hindu religion has numerous Gods and Goddesses, believers worship Lord Vishnu, Radha-Krishna and Goddess Saraswati on the day of Vasant Panchami.

Legend Behind Commemorating Goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami

As per Hindu mythology, a legend describes that Lord Brahma created the universe with the permission of Lord Vishnu. When the universe was created, he got troubled to see that there is no sound and everything is gloomy. In order to make the world cheerful, he took some holy water out of his stoup in one hand and sprinkled over the Earth. From the droplets of that holy water, a divine power generated, which had a lute in one hand and Varad pose in other. And, amongst the other two hands, one had book and other had rosary. She was a Goddess. After that, Lord Brahma requested the Goddess to play the lute. As soon as the lute began, all the organisms on Earth got voice. This created an ambience of fun everywhere. Then Lord Brahma named her Goddess of Voice, Saraswati. This day was the fifth day of the Magh month's Shukla Paksha. Since then, this day is being celebrated as Basant Panchami.

Logic Behind Worshipping Radha-Krishna on Vasant Panchami

Basant Panchami is the welcoming day of the spring (Vasant) season. In this time, Earth starts decorating itself with new buds of flowers, new leaves, different organisms start coming out and everybody start feeling beautiful with an overwhelming atmosphere. That is why Lord Krishna has designated this festival as the King of festivals. Lord of Vasant (spring season) is Lord Krishna. And, Radha always named before Lord Krishna. That is why Radha-Krishna is worshipped on this day.

More On Basant Panchami Worships & Rituals

Worshipping Lord Vishnu as well as Goddess Saraswati by following proper rituals (Panchopchar), doing Pitru Tarpan and serving food to Brahmins is considered auspicious on this day.

Spring season is sensual and ruling deities of carnality is God Kama as well as Goddess Rati. That is why worshipping them on Basant Panchami will fetch good results to the worshipper. Specially those who are suffering because of delay in marriage or lack of harmony in married life should take proper advantage of this day. As per Shastras, one can get the power of hypnotism and attraction by following certain rituals on this day.

It is not all about the legends behind Basant Panchami. There are still more, however these are the 'relevant to know' ones.

Now, when we know so many things about vasant Panchami then we must have recognized that it has main significance for Goddess Saraswati. She is the Goddess of wisdom, art, music and siddhi. Season of Vasant (spring) ends on the fifth day of Falgun month's Krishna Paksha.

This festival is mostly celebrated amongst the people of Northern India. There is another legend, which states that Lord Rama ate the tasted grapes of Shabari on this day.

This was all basic about Vasant Panchami and its significance. You may click here to get a detailed idea on this auspicious and incredibly beautiful festival - Basant Panchami

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With this article on Basant Panchami in 2016, we hope you will change your destiny this year by following the above mentioned rituals. Basant Panchami in 2016 is another day of jackpot for all the believers. So, dont miss the chance and utilize the best of it. Like every year, 2016 is indeed a unique year with new surprises. You never know what brought you here on this article, it could be a sign of an upcoming beautiful change in the year 2016!

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