Importance of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Yaga

Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning. She is a part of the Tridevi of Saraswati, along with Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Parvati.

According to the Panchang, the festival of Vasant Panchami is celebrated every year on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magha month. At the same time, the spring season begins from this day itself. Which usally fall in  late january or February  On the day of Basant Panchami, any good work can be started without any Muhurta. On this day Saraswati, the goddess of learning, is worshiped to get enlightened with knowledge, wearing yellow clothes.

The earliest known mention of Saraswati as a goddess is in the Rigveda. She has remained significant as a goddess from the Vedic period through modern times of Vedic traditions. She is generally shown to have four arms, holding a book, a rosary, a water pot, and a musical instrument called Veena. Each of these items has a symbolic meaning in Vedic.

Some Hindus celebrate the festival of Vasant Panchami (the fifth day of spring, also known as Saraswati Puja and Saraswati Jayanti in so many parts of India) in her honour, and mark the day by helping young children learn how to write the letters of the alphabet on that day. Saraswati is a Sanskrit fusion word of saras  meaning “pooling water”, but also sometimes translated as “speech”; and vati (वती) meaning “she who possesses”. Originally associated with the river or rivers known as Saraswati, this combination, therefore, means “she who has ponds, lakes, and pooling water” or occasionally “she who possesses speech”. It is also a Sanskrit composite word of surasa-vati (सरसु+अति) which means “one with plenty of water”.

The word Saraswati appears both as a reference to a river and as a significant deity in the Rigveda. In initial passages, the word refers to the Sarasvati River and is mentioned as one among several northwestern Indian rivers such as the Drishadvati. Saraswati, then, connotes a river deity.  the Rigveda describes Saraswati as the best of mothers, of rivers, of goddesses.

अम्बितमे नदीतमे देवितमे सरस्वति

— Rigveda 

Best of mothers, the best of rivers, best of goddesses, Sarasvatī.

Saraswati is celebrated as a feminine deity with healing and purifying powers of abundant,

Saraswati yoga in Vedic astrology is caused if Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury occupy Lagna, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th either jointly or independently, Jupiter being in its own, exaltation or friendly sign, then the person becomes a poet, famous, learned in all sciences, skilled, rich, praised by all, and is blessed with a good wife and children.

A story about the birth of Saraswati of the beginning of creation there was chaos all over Brahma did not know how to bring order while thinking over the problem he heard a voice say that knowledge could help him achieve order so from Brahma’s mouth emerge the magnificent figure of Saraswati the goddess of knowledge and wisdom dressed in white she rode on a swan with books in one hand and the veena a musical instrument in the other by way of sense thought understanding and communication she helped Brahma to see how to change chaos into creation when she played the veena he heard the soothing music and missed the roar of commotion chose started taking shape the sun the moon and the stars were born the oceans filled and the seasons changed the joyous Brahma then named Saraswati vagdevi the goddess of speech and sound thus Brahma become the creator of the world with Saraswati as a source of wisdom 

On Saraswati Puja people worship goddess Saraswati and make offering seek blessing pushpanjali  is offered to please the goddess of knowledge yellow color holds special significance on this day people normally dress up in yellow colored cloths and make the same colored sweets as well yellow color represent energy knowledge and enlightenment even the goddess herself is dressed in yellow on this auspicious day young children embark on their first step to education as the day is considered most auspicious for beginning in learning in any field.

From this day forward, the ‘Basant Ritu,’ also known as the Spring Season in English, begins. In ancient India, it was known as the Season of Lovers, and there are many poems and stories about it, the most famous of which is Vasant Sena.