Basant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Puja, is a Hindu festival during which people worship Goddess Saraswati. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of 'Magh', marking the onset of the spring season.
Basant Panchami is referred to as an announcement of the arrival of Holi, which takes place forty days later. In Panchami, Vasant Utsava is celebrated forty days before Spring, because a season goes through a transitional period of 40 days before spring arrives.
People worship Goddess Saraswati on this day and it is believed that she grants us wisdom. Mustard flowers bloom in India during Basant Panchami and the yellow colour is associated with the festival.
Here is the date, time, shubh muhurat, puja vidhi, and mantra for Basant Panchami 2023.
Basant Panchami 2023: Date and Time
Basant Panchami will be celebrated on 25 January 2023 from 12:34 PM to 26 January 2023 till 12:35 PM.
Basant Panchami 2023: Puja Vidhi
On this day, people worship Goddess Saraswati by wearing yellow clothes because it is a symbol of prosperity, energy, and hope.
People also make yellow food and offer yellow-coloured things like turmeric, saffron, yellow flowers, and yellow sweets to Maa Saraswati.
On the day of Basant Panchami, people try to please Mother Saraswati by chanting the mantras such as “Om Aim Hree Klein Maha Saraswati Devyai Namah ”.
It is believed that Goddess Saraswati will grant the wish of literacy in their home.
Basant Panchami 2023: Mantras
1. Ya Kundendu tushar har Dhavala ya Shubhra Strava
Ya Vinavardandmanditkra Ya shvetpadhamsana
Ya Brahma Achyut Shankar Prabhrtibhirdeveh sada Vandita
Sa Mam Patu Sarswati Bhagwati
2. Karenvinaparivadayanti yatha Japantimprenmalam
Saraswati tam Sirasa Namami.
3. Shuklam brahmvihar sar parmamaddhamjaga jagad vyapanim
Vina Pustak dharinimbhaydam
Hastesftikmalikam viddhatim padhamsne sansthitam
Vande tam Parmeshvarim Bhagwatim Buddhipradam shardam