Saraswati’s birthday – Basant or Vasant Panchami – is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha (January-February), the first day of spring. Goddess Saraswati, the daughter of lord shiva and goddess parvati is represented as a graceful woman in white, a symbol of purity and peace – She rides on a white swan – symbolizing Sattwa Guna or purity and discrimination. Hindus celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm in temples, homes and educational institutes Now let’s perform Vasant Panchami Puja.
- Let’s first collect all puja items.
- Then we will do the puja preparation.
- Next we will perform the main Puja.
- We will conclude with the aarti.
Let’s Collect Vasant Panchami Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
- Moli (red thread)
- Roli (red powder)
- Incense sticks
- Sweets, Fruits
- Curd (Yogurt)
- Clarified butter (Ghee)
- Dry fruits
- Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Vasant Panchami Puja.
Before doing Vasant Panchami Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Vasant Panchami Puja.
Let’s Perform The Main Vasant Panchami Puja.
After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Vasant Panchami Puja.
We Will Conclude Vasant Panchami Puja With The Aarti
Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Vasant Panchami Puja aarti to successfully conclude the puja.
Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina
Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Vasant Panchami Puja
Take flowers or unbroken grains of rice in your hands. Meditate upon the goddess, saying: The Gayatri Mantra is indeed the best invocation for Goddess Saraswati.
Om Vaakdeviyai cha Vidhmahe
Virinji Pathniyai cha Dheemahe
Thanno Vani Prachodayath.
Meaning: Om, Let me meditate on the goddess of speech, Oh, wife of Lord Brahma, give me higher intellect, And let Goddess Vani illuminate my mind.
“Ya Devi Stuyate Nityam Vibhuhairvedaparagaih
Same Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati”
Meaning: Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, is praised by the intelligent who have mastered the Shastra (scriptures). She is the wife of the Creator. May she live on my tongue.
“Shrii Saraswatii Namahstubhyam Varade Kaama Ruupini
Twaam Aham Praarthane Devii Vidyaadaanam Cha Dehi Me”
Meaning: I bow to Goddess Saraswati, who fulfills the wishes of the devotees. I pray her to enlighten me with knowledge.
“Sarasvathi Namastubhyam, Varade Kaamaroopini
Vidyaarambham Karishyaami, Siddhir Bhavatu Mey Sada”
Meaning: Saraswati is the provider of boons and the one, who grants all our desires. As I begin my studies, I bow to the Goddess to help me in making it fruitful and make me successful in all my efforts.
Yaa kundendu tushhaar haara dhavalaa yaa shubhravastraavritaa
Ya vinaavarada.nda ma.nditakaraa yaa shvetapadmaasanaa
Yaabrahmaachyut hashankaraprabhritibhir devai sadaa vanditha
Saa Maam Paatu Saraswatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha jaadyaapahaa
Meaning: “May Goddess Saraswati, who is fair like the jasmine-colored moon, and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops; who is adorned in radiant white attire, on whose beautiful arm rests the veena, and whose throne is a white lotus; who is surrounded and respected by the Gods, protect me. May you fully remove my lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance.”
Drop the flowers and the rice at the feet of the goddess.