Hindu festival Basant Panchami, also known as Vasant Panchami is celebrated enthusiastically in India but the celebration of this festival is spectacular in Punjab, Haryana and all northern regions. Basant means Spring and Panchami means the fifth day of the spring so it is called as Basant Panchami. Basant Panchami marks the beginning of the much awaited spring season in India. It is considered to be the birthday of goddess Saraswati. She is often pictured seated on a lotus or a peacock with four hands and wearing a pure silk white sari. Goddess Saraswati is the deity of knowledge, wisdom, learning, arts, music and science. People worship Goddess Saraswati to get enlighten with knowledge. The musicians, poets and artists pay tribute to goddess Saraswati and request her to shower her divine grace on the devotees.
Moving forward with the article about Basant Panchami 2013, let us know how we celebrate this festival. On this day people dress up in yellow clothes and offer yellow flowers to deities in the temples. People prepare yellow dishes and sweets such as Kesar Halwa and offer these to Goddess and then it is distributed among relatives and friends. During this season, the whole atmosphere is filled with vibrant yellow color. Basant Panchami festival is also celebrated in all the school and colleges with great devotion and fervor.
Basant Panchami in 2013 is one of the first festivals of the Year and celebrated with great zeal in whole India and nepal. Kite flying activity is one of the things on Basant Panchami. People fly kites on this day and celebrated widely in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Many competitions are held and winners are announced on the event. The blue sky gets filled with colorful kites and it’s a sight worth seeing.
Basant Panchami 2103 festival creates the environment of elation and spreads its magic all over the country. Happy Basant Panchami 2013 to all of You!