Basant Panchami, Vedic festival of Saraswati Puja (worship) falls on 20th January 2010. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami (Vasanth Panchmi in waxing moon period) in the luni-solar month of Magha (Magh) in Vasant Ritu (Basant or Spring Season). It is also known as Saraswati Panchami, Sree Panchami or Saraswati Puja. Vedic Knowledge and wisdom is symbolized by Goddess Saraswati.
It is also Vidya Puja in India with celebrations in Gnana Sarasawati Temple in Basar, Andhra Pradesh. This year with Jupiter in Aquarius it falls during Mahakumbha in Haridwar. The fesival is celebrated very widely by all students participating in saraswati puja. Sarswati mantra is recited by many
Saraswati Namastubhyam Varde Kamroopani
Vidya Aarambham Karishyami Siddhi Bhavatu May Sada
Translation: Oh! Goddess Saraswati, my humble prostrations unto Thee, who is the fulfiller
of all wishes. I start my studies with Thy worship and always pray for success.
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