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Basant Panchami 2022 – Date, History, Significance, Puja Timings, And Celebrations

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Basant Panchami, also commonly known as Shree Panchami, is a festival where Maa Saraswati, the goddess of eternal knowledge and art is worshiped. Basant Panchami also marks the beginning of the Holi celebration, which is celebrated 40 days after Saraswati puja. Every year Basant Panchami falls on the fifth day of the month of Magha. Know the puja timings for Basant Panchami 2022.

History Of Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami Or Saraswati Panchami has a very interesting story to it. According to the anecdote, Kalidasa was abandoned by his wife. Disheartened by this incident, he decided to commit suicide by jumping into a river. When he was about to plunge into the waters, Goddess Saraswati emerged from it and asked Kalidasa to bathe into it to gain wisdom and knowledge. Thus, the great poet Kalidasa was born. Hence, students worship Maa Saraswati on this day to gain knowledge and enlightenment. 

Significance Of Basant Panchami

Yellow is the color of this festival. It symbolizes knowledge and wisdom. On this auspicious occasion, everyone, irrespective of men and women dress themselves up in yellow attires. Girls and women generally wear yellow Sarees or Salwar suits and the males are found wearing yellow Punjabi or kurta.

Saraswati puja is followed by a ritual called Vidya-Aarambham, where small children are introduced to the world of knowledge and education by the blessings of Maa Saraswati. 

Puja Timing Of Basant Panchami 2022

The shubh muhurat of Basant Panchami 2022 begins at 3:47 am on 5th February, morning and ends at 3:46 am on 6th February. However, the shubh muhurat for the worship of Saraswati Mata is from 07:07 am on 5th February onwards till 12:35 pm on the same day. 

Although you can perform the puja anytime, it is advised by Drikpanchang to worship Maa Saraswati when Panchami tithi is prevailing.

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Celebrations Across India During Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami marks the onset of the spring season- the season of colors, joy, and love. Thus, this day is celebrated in various ways across different parts of India. Generally, Saraswati Puja is observed in West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura. Here, one can enjoy idols of Maa Saraswati all adorned with garlands of yellow marigolds and offered yellow sweets. 

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Woman dressed in yellow holding kites, on the occassion of Basant Panchimi
  • In some parts of West Bengal, different functions like dance competitions or musical concerts are also held. 
  • In Punjab and Haryana, people fly kites to celebrate the onset of the spring season and share the joy of the spring season. They also perform dance and music as their fields are filled with yellow mustard plants. 
  • In Maharashtra and Gujarat, people worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on this auspicious day. 

No festival is complete without mouth-watering delicacies. On this day, people prepare varieties of sweet dishes like rajbhog and ladoos, and offer Khichuri bhog to their deities.


Basant Panchami 2022 is a day to begin a new journey. It is the day to start a new venture. It is the day of new beginnings and new hopes. Happy Basant Panchami to all the readers. May Maa Saraswati bless us all with her blessings!

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