Basant Panchami 2023: On which day is Basant Pachami, 25 or 26 January? Know the date and auspicious time!
Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, is worshiped on Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami. The Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, and science is known as Saraswati. This year the festival of Basant Panchami will be celebrated on 26 January 2023. On this day students worship Mother Saraswati. Vasant Panchami is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami.
Yellow color is very important on this day. People wear yellow clothes for the holiday, worship the goddess Saraswati and consume customary foods. Yellow represents both the field of wisdom and the mustard, indicating the beginning of spring.
The day begins in schools and educational institutions with Saraswati Pujan on Vasant Panchami. Anubuj Muhurta is an ideal time and considered auspicious to perform the rituals followed during Saraswati Pujan.
Astrologers consider early morning as the best time to worship Goddess Saraswati and while the Panchami (fifth) tithi (date) prevails.
Basant Panchami 2023 Muhurat
This year, the auspicious time of Saraswati Puja will be celebrated on Basant Panchami, Thursday, 26 January 2023, from 07:12 am to 12:34 pm.
Saraswati Puja Mantra:
या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना। या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा॥ शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमामाद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं वीणा-पुस्तक-धारिणीमभयदां जाड्यान्धकारापहाम्। हस्ते स्फटिकमालिकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थिताम् वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धिप्रदां शारदाम्॥२॥