Saraswati Puja 2024: Saraswati Puja, also known as Vasant/Basant Panchami or Shri Panchami, is a Hindu festival that celebrates the spring and the arrival of Holi. It is celebrated on the first day of spring, the fifth day of Magha, and the festival has a long history and tradition of celebrating with flowers and food.
This year, Saraswati Puja will be celebrated on Wednesday, 14 February 2024.
Saraswati Puja 2024: History
The festival has a deep spiritual significance for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it is the time when the Hindu community comes together to worship the goddess Saraswati.
Saraswati was a key figure in the Hindu story, and she is believed to have played a role in the creation of the world and the universe.
The festival is also a way to honour the god of love, Kama, who is said to have interrupted Lord Shiva in the middle of a deep meditation after the death of his wife Sati.
Saraswati Puja 2024: Date and Puja Muhurat
Saraswati Puja will be celebrated on 14 February, this year. The auspicious timings of Basant Panchami 2024 are as follows:
Vasant Panchami Muhurat – 07:01 AM to 12:35 PM
Vasant Panchami Madhyahna Moment – 12:35 PM
Panchami Tithi Begins – 02:41 PM on 13 February 2024
Panchami Tithi Ends – 12:09 PM on 14 February 2024.
Saraswati Puja 2024: Celebration and Traditions
Yellow is the most important colour of the festival, representing the knowledge, creativity, and music that Goddess Saraswati is associated with.
People are encouraged to wear yellow clothes and rise early on Saraswati Puja to worship the goddess. As part of the puja, flowers and sweets are offered to the goddess, and hymns and mantras are also chanted in her honour.
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