Prez, PM wish people on Basant Panchami

Prez, PM wish people on Basant Panchami

It is believed that the spring season begins from this day.

Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka College, Eden Girl's College, Shakhari Bazar, Tanti Bazar and different places of Old Dhaka, Khilgaon Tilpapara Deb Mandir and different educational institutions in the city also organised puja mandaps.

The puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as Goddess Saraswati was born on this day.

This Puja is celebrated to pay homage to the Goddess of education, who is considered by the Hindus as the daughter of Goddess Durga.

Particularly the festival is about worshipping Hindu goddess Saraswati, the symbol of art, music and knowledge.

The Hindu God of love, Kamadeva, and his wife Rati are also associated with Basant Panchami.

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The festival is celebrated in various ways depending on the region.

"Anubujh" muhurtam the flawless time and day considered auspicious to carry out the rituals followed during Saraswati Pujan.

Have a Blessed Vasant Panchami! A down and out Kalidasa attempted to end his life however just before he could confer suicide, the goddess Saraswati showed up before him and requested that he take a plunge in the stream.

As per the Hindu calender, Basant Panchami 2018 will be observed on 22 January.

Translation: Before reciting the Srimad-Bhagavatam, which is the very means of conquest, one should offer obeisance unto the Personality of Godhead, Narayana, unto Nara-narayaana rishi, the super most human being, unto mother Sarasvati, the goddess of learning, and unto Srila Vyasadeva, the author. During Saraswati Puja, the goddess is dressed in yellow and flowers and candies of the same colour are offered to her. Boondi laddoo and meethe chawal (sweet rice) are offered to her. When asked for the reason, she said, "I am singing because of the blessing of Mother Saraswati".

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