Basant Panchami 2024 – When is Saraswati Puja 2024? Know Rituals and Significance!
Basant Panchami, also known as Shri Panchami, Vasant Panchami, and Saraswati Puja, is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati is the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge, learning, music, art, and information. On this day, Devi Saraswati is also worshipped by the students to illuminate their path with knowledge and wisdom.
This sacred festival has derived its name from two words – “Basant” (meaning Spring) and “Panchami” (meaning fifth day). This festival is considered one of the important Indian festivals and marks the beginning of Spring. This auspicious festival usually falls in January or February. Saraswati Puja is also considered Ayudha Puja in South India.
When is Basant Panchami 2024? Date and Day
This year, in 2024, the Basant Panchami will fall on 14th, February 2024, Wednesday. The Panchami Tithi will start at 02:41 PM on 13th February and will end at 12:09 PM on 14th February. Though there is no particular time to perform the Goddess Saraswati Puja on this day, but it is considered auspicious to perform Puja during the Panchami Tithi. Many times, the Panchami Tithi does not prevail during the whole day, so it’s best to take into account the Tithi duration.
Basant Panchami 2024 – Significance, Rituals and Traditions
As mentioned earlier, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on this day. The devotees usually wear yellow clothes as the color yellow holds a unique significance on this auspicious day. Yellow-colored dishes like kesar kheer, kesar halwa, yellow rice, etc., are prepared and distributed among people.
There are special and unique festivities in educational institutions like schools, colleges, etc. The students worship the Goddess Saraswati to get her blessings and to embark on a new journey of prosperity and success. They keep their stationery items like copies, books, pens, pencils, and slate near the idol of the Goddess during the Puja ceremony. As per the best astrologer, this auspicious festival should be celebrated, and Puja should be performed with great devotion, care, and dedication.
We wish you all a very Happy Saraswati Puja and Basant Panchami 2024! May Goddess Saraswati shower her divine blessings on everyone!