Vasant Panchami, otherwise called Saraswati Puja, Shree Panchami, or the Basant Festival of Kites is a Sikh and Hindu celebration hung on the fifth day of the customary Indian schedule month of Magha (typically early February).
It is a public occasion in the Haryana, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal locales of India.
The celebration denotes the finish of winter and the start of spring – Vasant Panchami implies the fifth day (‘Panchami’) of Spring (‘Vasant’). It happens 40 days before Holi and imprints the beginning of arrangements for that celebration.
Customs of Vasant Panchami
On this day Hindus love Saraswati Devi, the goddess of insight, information, music, workmanship, and culture. Rumors have spread far and wide suggesting that Lord Brahma had made the earth and people, however felt it was each of the altogether too calm, so on this day, he made Saraswati by sprinkling some water in the air. As she came from water, she is likewise called the water god. Saraswati then, at that point, filled the world with lovely music and favored the world with her voice.
Saraswati has four hands which represent self image, keenness, sharpness and the psyche. She is regularly imagined situated on a lotus or a peacock, wearing a white dress.
A famous legend related with Vasant Panchami is a tale about an artist called Kalidasa. Kalidasa had some way or another wound up wedding an excellent princess, who showed him out when she understood he was absurd.
Hopelessly, Kalidasa was wanting to commit suicide when Saraswati rose up out of the stream and advised him to wash in the waters. At the point when he did, the water gave him insight and prompted him composing verse.
Yellow is unequivocally connected with Vasant Panchami, addressing the fields of mustard which a typical sight in the Punjab and Haryana regions during this season. Individuals wear dazzling yellow garments and cook vivid food to stamp the start of spring, with a considerable lot of the dishes cooked being yellow, for example, “meeth chawal”, improved rice, seasoned with saffron.