Basant Panchami 2022: PM Modi extends wishes; Saraswati Puja to be held today
Basant Panchami 2022: The colour yellow has a lot of significance on the day. People celebrate the day by wearing yellow outfits, worshipping goddess Saraswati and eating traditional dishes.
“Wishing everyone a very Happy Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. May the blessings of Mother Sharda be with all of you and may Rituraj Basant bring joy in everyone’s life,” PM Modi said on Twitter.
सभी देशवासियों को बसंत पंचमी और सरस्वती पूजा की ढेरों शुभकामनाएं। मां शारदा की कृपा आप सभी पर बनी रहे और ऋतुराज बसंत हर किसी के जीवन में हर्षोल्लास लेकर आए।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 5, 2022
Celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Magha (month) of the Hindu calendar, Saraswati Puja is also celebrated as Basant Panchami in some parts of India. It is the festival that marks the arrival of the spring season in India.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sambit Patra prayed to goddess Saraswati with a Sanskrit verse, and wished the people of the country on Basant Panchami.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु बुद्धिरूपेणसंस्थिता।— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) February 5, 2022
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
समस्त देशवासियों को बसंत पंचमी की हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं।
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The colour yellow has a lot of significance on the day. People celebrate the day by wearing yellow outfits, worshipping goddess Saraswati and eating traditional dishes. The colour yellow symbolises knowledge and also denotes mustard fields that are associated with the arrival of spring season.