Vasant Panchmi: the grand celebration of the Spring

The spring rolls in


Vasant Panchami is the festival that marks the arrival of the spring. It is celebrated by Indians in various ways depending on the region.       


Basically, Vasant Panchmi is the day of Ma Saraswati, the reigning deity of music and learning all over India. Here is the Saraswati hymn:

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता।
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना॥
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता।
सा माम् पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा॥

One who is so fair like garland of Kunda flower (a white flower) and snow flakes, who has worn white apparel; whose hand is placed on the stem of the Veena,
The one who sits on white lotus; one who has always been worshiped by lords like Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar; I need blessings of that goddess Saraswati who completely takes away lethargy from within. 🙏

# Ashok Misra 

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