Basant Panchami

On Basant Panchami, Sudarsan Pattnaik shares breathtaking sand art of Goddess Saraswati!

The day is a Hindu spring festival which falls in the Magha months of January or February. India is a diverse country where a festival is celebrated in different ways depending on the regions respectively. So on Basant Panchami too, people have their own ways of ushering in the spring with much gusto.

Feb 16, 2021, 10:28 AM IST

Saraswati Puja 2021: Know why yellow is the colour of Basant Panchami

As per the Hindu scriptures, Basant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Puja, is celebrated every year on Panchami of Magh month Shukla Paksha. The auspicious date for this year’s festival is 16 February. According to Hindu beliefs, it is believed that on this day Goddess Durga gave birth to Goddess Saraswati, who is considered the goddess of knowledge, art and music. 

 

Feb 16, 2021, 08:25 AM IST

Basant Panchami: Saraswati Puja auspicious time, puja mantra and vidhi

As per the Hindu scriptures, Basant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Puja, is celebrated every year on Panchami of Magh month Shukla Paksha. The auspicious date for this year’s festival is 16 February. According to Hindu beliefs, it is believed that on this day Goddess Durga gave birth to Goddess Saraswati, who is considered the goddess of knowledge, art and music. 

Feb 16, 2021, 07:56 AM IST

Basant Panchami 2021: Saraswati Puja date and time, significance and how to celebrate it

Many people pray to and dedicate the festival of Basant Panchami to Goddess Saraswati who symbolises knowledge, music and arts in Hinduism. Basant Panchami also marks the beginning of the preparation of another festival - Holi which falls 40 days later.

Feb 15, 2021, 07:50 AM IST

India celebrates Saraswati Puja with full fervour - In pics

Saraswati Puja is celebrated with great fervour across the country. Large number of people perform Saraswati Puja at home, the rituals are also held at educational institutions.

Jan 30, 2020, 15:47 PM IST

Basant Panchami 2020: Chant these mantras of Goddess Saraswati for her blessings

On Vasant Panchami, Goddess Saraswati is invoked and devotees rush to her temples for prayers.

Jan 29, 2020, 13:25 PM IST

Saraswati Puja 2020: How you can celebrate the day

Saraswati Puja 2020: The best time to perform Saraswati Puja is the Puvahana Kal, which stretches from sunrise till noon. According to Drikpanchang, Panchami tithi begins at 10:45 am on Wednesday and ends at 1:19 pm on Thursday. The muhurat duration is from 10:45 am to 12:34 pm on Wednesday. 

Jan 29, 2020, 10:33 AM IST

Basant Panchami 2020: Puja timings, significance of Saraswati Puja on this day

Another belief is that the day is marked as dedicated to god Kama—the Hindu deity of love. 

Jan 28, 2020, 19:05 PM IST

5W1H: Third and last Holy dip in Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj

Prayagraj is all set to host the third ''shaahi snaan'' of the ongoing Kumbh on Basant Panchami during which more than two crore devotees are expected to take a holy dip.

Feb 10, 2019, 17:10 PM IST

On Basant, Panchami PM Modi, President Kovind greet nation

Basant Panchami is the festival celebrating the spring season.

Feb 10, 2019, 14:23 PM IST

Taking dip in river Ganges on the last day of 'Shaahi Snan' will give you salvation

Today is the last day of Shaahi Snan at Kumbh in Prayagraj and it is said that this last holy dip in the river Ganges will give you salvation.

Feb 10, 2019, 10:16 AM IST

Kumbh 2019: All records to break at the last 'Shaahi Snaan' at Kumbh

Kumbh 2019 is the most biggest Kumbh from all other previous Kumbh's. Today on the occasion of Basant Panchami people from all around the world have arrived to take last holy dip in the river Ganges.

Feb 10, 2019, 08:44 AM IST

Kumbh 2019: Helicopter shower flowers from the sky on people and sadhus

A helicopter is showering flowers from the sky on the people and sadhus at the Kumbh.

Feb 10, 2019, 08:38 AM IST

Kumbh 2019: People who were unable to visit Kumbh must bath with 'Ganga Jal'

Prayagraj is all set to host the third ''shaahi snaan'' of the ongoing Kumbh on Basant Panchami during which more than two crore devotees are expected to take a holy dip. People who were unable to visit Kumbh must take a bath with Ganga Jal at their houses.

Feb 10, 2019, 08:32 AM IST

Kumbh 2019: Excitement among foreigners for the last 'Shaahi Snaan' at Kumbh

People from all around the world gather at the Kumbh to take last holy dip in the river Ganges. Watch video:

Feb 10, 2019, 08:20 AM IST

Kumbh 2019: Naga Sadhu's return after taking last holy dip in river Ganges

The Naga Sadhu's take a dip in the river Ganges on the occasion of Basant Panchami at Kyumbh in Prayagraj .

Feb 10, 2019, 08:06 AM IST

Ahead of elections is Kumbh 2019 a political Kumbh?

Prayagraj is all set to host the third ''shaahi snaan'' of the ongoing Kumbh on Basant Panchami during which more than two crore devotees are expected to take a holy dip. The question is - Ahead of elections is Kumbh 2019 a political Kumbh?

Feb 10, 2019, 08:00 AM IST

Kumbh 2019: Devotees take last dip in river Ganges on the occasion of Basant Panchami

Kumbh Mela Adhikari Vijay Kiran Anand told PTI Saturday that more than two crore people from different walks of life are likely to arrive here to take a dip on the occasion of Basant Panchami on Sunday.

Feb 10, 2019, 07:56 AM IST