Vasant Panchami is to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts..As ‘Diwali’ – the festival of light – is to Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity, and ‘Navaratri’ is to Durga, goddess of power and valor, This festival is celebrated every year on the 5th day or ‘Panchami’ of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha, which falls during January-February. ‘Vasant’ comes from the word ‘spring’ as this festival heralds the beginning of the spring season.
“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.”
Vasant Panchami, a day marking the onset of spring and also dedicated to Maa Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge & learning) was celebrated in school with traditional fervor on 1 February 2017. Entire staff dressed in bright yellow (signifying the brilliance of nature & vibrancy of life) participated in Puja to seek the blessings of the goddess of wisdom.
The participant Students spell bound the audience with their performance and also energized them with spiritual fervor.
Celebrating Vasant Panchami with your children will help them to understand the significance of changes that occur in different seasons. This will further help them to accept and welcome the changes in their life, with enthusiasm and confidence.