February 17th in the upper hall of The Spire
We are celebrating Saraswati Puja / Vasant Panchami in February 17th in Kingston. Registration Link is in the Bio, join us for this auspicious celebration!
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Significance of this festival that is celebrated in every part of India is very interesting:
Vasant Panchami / Saraswati Puja is observed every year on the fifth day of Magha month. The country celebrates the auspicious occasion with utmost fun, happiness, and excitement. Children in schools, colleges, and universities wear yellow dresses and seek goddess Saraswati’s blessings to impart wisdom.
According to a story from Hindu mythologies, the Lord Brahma created the earth on the day of Vasant Panchami. Once, Lord Brahma was delighted with the world’s creation and set out toward earth to explore his creation but got disappointed with the immense silence. Each living being on the planet Earth was very lonely. So, Lord Brahma showered a few drops of water from his pot, and a goddess emerged with a Veena (a musical instrument) in her hand. Lord Brahma requested her to bless the people of earth with music. Since then, the angel has been known as the goddess Saraswati, and devotees started celebrating the auspicious day of Vasant Panchmi.
This festival is majorly associated with prosperity & good luck. With Vasant Panchami, the arrival of the spring season is believed to be a good time for crops & harvest. And since India is an agricultural country, it is no wonder that the festival holds a significant value.