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Basant Panchami 2022: Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja celebrated with gusto, President Kovind and Prime Minister Modi congratulated

Basant Panchami 2022: Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja celebrated with gusto, President Kovind and Prime Minister Modi congratulated

Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja were celebrated across the country with full fervor on Saturday. On this occasion, idols of Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, art, learning, and speech, were installed in schools and colleges and students dressed up in traditional clothes worshiped her with full rituals. Apart from this, the statue of Veena Vadini Devi was also installed in public pandals at many places and people visited her and asked for the boon of learning and happiness, and prosperity.

Special poojas were performed on this occasion in homes as well. Hindus worship Goddess Saraswati on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magha month. It is believed that Mother Sharda is very dear to yellow color, so on this day people wear yellow clothes and worship her with flowers, fruits, and sweets of the same color. As the spring season approaches, the cold weather starts to subside. Leaves, flowers, and buds begin to bloom on the trees. The mustard crop is ripe and ready, and nature showers its color by covering it with a green sheet. Basant Panchami is celebrated differently in different states of the country. Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh worship Goddess Saraswati on this occasion, while Punjab and Haryana celebrate Basant Panchami as a harvest festival. In many states, kites are also flown on this occasion.

Various dignitaries including President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted the countrymen on the occasion. On this occasion, Shri Kovind said, ‘My warm wishes to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. I wish that the arrival of spring brings happiness, prosperity, and good health in the lives of all the countrymen, and May Saraswati, the goddess of learning, illuminates everyone’s life with the light of knowledge. In a message on the occasion of Basant Panchami, Shri Naidu said that Maa Saraswati illuminates the lives of all of us with knowledge, creativity, and prosperity. He said, ‘Wishing the countrymen a very Happy Basant Panchami. It is a festival of the wonderful beauty of nature adorned with ready crops, in Indian tradition it is the festival of Vagdevi Saraswati. May you all be cultured, shakti, prosperous, healthy, this is my wish. Shri Modi extended many wishes to all the countrymen on the occasion of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. He said, ‘May the blessings of Mother Sharda be with you all, and may Rituraj Basant bring joy in everyone’s life.’ Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended his warm greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious festival of Basant Panchami and said that Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning, illuminate everyone’s life with the light of knowledge. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said, ‘Wishing you all a very happy Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. May Maa Sharda increase happiness and prosperity in your life, this is the wish.

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