Basant panchami images and wallpaper

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.

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