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Vasant Panchami

February 14

Vasant Panchami, also known as Basant Panchami, heralds the advent of spring in the Indian subcontinent. Celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Indian month of Magha (usually in January or February), the festival is associated with the vibrant yellow color of the mustard flowers that bloom during this season, symbolizing prosperity and joy. Vasant Panchami is particularly significant in the Hindu tradition as the day to worship Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom, arts, and learning. Devotees dress in yellow attire, offer yellow flowers, and prepare traditional sweets to celebrate the day. Educational institutions often hold special prayers or pujas to honor Saraswati, seeking blessings for intellectual growth and creative inspiration. Additionally, in the realm of Indian classical music, this day is marked by various cultural performances, paying tribute to the divine as the patron of the arts. For many, it’s also an auspicious day to begin learning new skills, especially those related to art and education.


February 14



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