Everything you need to know about the festival

Vasant Panchami is a Hindu and Sikh festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and bids farewell to the cold days of winter. Spring and 5th are the literal translations of Vasant Panchami words. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma created the universe on this day.

The festival falls on February 5 this year. It is observed on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of the month of Magha and people perform Saraswati Puja on this day. Vasant Panchami is also known to be one of the most divine days for marriage.

This year, the sun god creates Budhaditya Yog on this day, and the Navgrah will be present in four zodiac signs, resulting in the formation of an auspicious Kedar yoga.

Besides marriage, Vasant Panchami is also the best day for auspicious activities. You can buy a house, land, apartment, vehicle, etc. occasionally because there is a muhurat for it. Besides February 5, there is also a muhurta for the wedding on February 4 and 6.

In the northern states of the country like Punjab and Haryana, Vasant Panchami is celebrated as a spring harvest festival. Farmers in the states rejoice and reap the crops on this day.

Bengalis honor Goddess Saraswati on this day by wearing yellow outfits and decorating their homes with yellow flowers. They also feast on sweets, saffron rice and other festive delicacies.

Educational institutes in states like West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Bihar observe the festival by conducting Saraswati Puja for the students. Many families commemorate this day by teaching young children and encouraging them to study or make music.

The day also has a muhurat for the baptism ceremony of children. Also, it is considered the best day for the Grah Pravesh ritual of moving into a new house. The Griha Pravesh Muhurta operates from 07:07 to midnight.

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