In ancient Indian literature, Basant Panchami is associated with Shringara Rasam and even today Celebrations honor Kamadeva, his wife Rati, and his friend Vasant who was personification of Spring. Maa Saraswati is the goddess of learning, wisdom, knowledge, arts, science and technology. Basant Panchami is treated as Saraswati birth anniversary. People worship Goddess Saraswati to attain enlightenment with knowledge and to get rid of lethargy, sluggishness and ignorance. The story of Saraswati Puja is related to the Brahma Vaivarta Purana in which Shri Krishna granted Saraswati a boon that she too will be worshipped on the eve of Basant Panchami.The Vasant Panchami festival is celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magh falling between January and February. It is also called Saraswati Puja or Shree Panchami and festival of Kites in Punjab. Maharaja Ranjit Singh introduced the tradition of kite flying on Basant over two hundred years ago and festival of guddis and patang is celebrated as Basant festival of Kites. The Indian government encourages the celebration of Saraswati Puja in educational institutions and is considered as the best day for inaugurating any educational institution.
Chamunda Devi is located at a spot where the famous battle described in the Devi Mahatmaya took place. It is believed Maa Parvatis Shakti form takes avatar of Maa Chamunda to kill the demon brothers Chand and Mund. Chamunda Devi Temple is a famous holy shrine in Himachal Pradesh and is located in Kangra District. Chamunda Devi temple is at a height of 1000m. The temple was originally located in dangerous remote spot and it was relocated to its current location.Read More!
Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. Its the festival of lights deep means light or a row of lights thats marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy.Read More!