History of Basant Panchami
The festival of Vasant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magh Mas. On this day, Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna, Goddess Radha, and Goddess of education, Mata Saraswati are worshiped with yellow flowers, Gulal, water offerings, incense, lamp, etc. In this Puja, as per the tradition, yellow and sweet rice and yellow-colored Halwa are offered to God and then eaten as Prasad.
Panchami is also celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Saraswati. This festival is considered to be the festival of the King of seasons. Basant Panchami begins in the spring season and carries up to the Panchami of Krishan Paksha of Falgun Mas. This festival is especially significant for lovers of art and education.
According to Basant Panchami's story, Lord Brahma created the universe. This festival is celebrated in north India with full glee and delight. As per another Basant Panchami story, this day, God Rama ate half tasted grapes of Mata Shabari. So as to commemorate this, the festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated.
The day of Basant Panchami is considered the beginning of life. This day is the day of the arrival of happiness. The season of spring is the season of rebirth and renewal. In this season, fields of yellow mustard charm everyone’s heart. Colorful flowers start blooming. The day of Basant Panchami is celebrated as the welcoming of colors and happiness.
According to Basant Panchami's story, Lord Brahma was very happy with the creation of the whole world. As a result, he wanted to see the whole world with his own eyes. Therefore, he set out on a journey. When he saw the world, he was disappointed with complete silence. Everyone on planet Earth appeared very lonely. Lord Brahma gave a lot of thought to what he had created.
According to Basant Panchami's story, Lord Brahma had an idea. He took some water from his Kamandal and sprinkled it in the air. An angel appeared from a tree. The angel had a harp in her hand. Lord Brahma requested her to play something so that everything on Earth was not silent. As a result, the angel started playing some music.
According to Basant Panchami's story, the angel blessed the people of the Earth with a voice. She also filled this planet with music. Since then, that angel came to be known as Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of speech and knowledge. She is also known as Veena Vadini (harp player). It is believed that Goddess Saraswati provided voice, intelligence, force, and glory.