When is Vasant Panchami? What is the Pooja Timings of Basant Panchami?

What is Basant Panchami?

Basant Panchami is celebrated in honour of Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning who hands down the best gift to mankind, the abundance of knowledge. Mother Saraswati is the partner of Lord Brahma, the creator. The great couple is as one, engaged in making creatures and placing in intelligence and awareness in the created beings.

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History of Basant Panchami

The most well-known story related with the celebration is that of the amazing artist Kalidasa. As per the story, Kalidasa was a gullible person and was fooled into wedding a princess who didn't respect him. A sad Kalidasa wanted to take his life, but just before he could end it all, the goddess Saraswati showed up before him and requested that he take a plunge in the river. Kalidasa did as he was told, and rose out of the water an intelligent, educated and refined individual, who would, in the end, become a famous writer. That is why, on this day, the goddess may present the endowment of knowledge to her devotees. The devotees read out Basant Panchami Saraswati puja on this day on particular timings.

Rituals on Basant Panchami

To accomplish writing greatness in studies and to conquer any failures or barriers, you can recite "Om Aim Klim Sauh Shri Mahasaraswatyai Namah" or "Om Shri Saraswatyai Namah". Likewise, worship Ganeshji - the Vignaharta God, it will be unquestionably useful. Locals who are experiencing the absence of concentration should routinely recite "Om Hrim Aim Hrim Om Saraswatyai Namah". You can gain knowledge by worshipping mother Saraswati and by reciting "Om Aim Saraswatyai Namah" mantra of mother Saraswati on each Thursday and Sunday for 108 or 51 times. Mother Saraswati came from Sattva Guna, and she is particularly enamoured with white things. Thus, mother Saraswati's blessings can be gained by donating or offering white things like milk, butter, white garments, curd, sugar, dry fruits and rice grains. Aside from this, mother Saraswati is admired with yellow blossoms, and yellow-hued dresses are likewise worn while worshipping her.

When is Basant Panchami in 2020?


Basant Panchami will be celebrated on 29 January 2020 in most parts of India. You can begin Saraswati puja Basant Panchami in between these timings on the Basant Panchami date -

Basant Panchami Shubh Muhurat12:34 PM
Panchami Tithi Begins10:45 AM on Jan 29, 2020
Panchami Tithi Ends01:19 PM on Jan 30, 2020


Send God Idols to your Loved Ones on Basant Panchami 2020

You can send your best regards to your dear ones on this occasion. Buy God idols for your loved ones and gift it to your loved ones to bring a smile on their face.

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So, that’s all about Basant Panchami! May God Saraswati bless you and your loved ones with her knowledge. Happy 2020 Basant Panchami!