WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY BASANT PANCHAMI (On 12th Feb 2016)

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY

BASANT PANCHAMI (On 12th Feb 2016)

 

It will not be of any exaggeration that diversity of India is well articulated since time immorial. This diversity may be in relation to religions (Eid, Christmas Day, Diwali, Dussehra,etc) , regions with variety of cultural traditions besides localized festivals like congregation/fair to commemorate family deities/Demi Gods, festivals in relation to climatic change, harvesting etc. Taking into consideration all these, it is but natural that we may surely have various occasions for various festivals either particular to a region or religion or in commemoration of a prominent personage who left a mark on the firmament of history.Then National Festivals like Independence Day and Republic Day.

Therefore, we in India, have different festivals which are celebrated with immense joy and religious fervour. Basant Panchami is associated with change of climate – it is well said: With Basant climate is on, winter season just ends. It is the start of pleasant season (no extreme cold or heat), the scenic beauty of yellow flowers of tamrind (sarswon) plants and other plants is really very attractive. It looks as though the Mother Nature has spread a yellow curtain on the fields. In other words, the Mother Nature is at its best in all its manifestations. Besides this, GODDESS SARASWATI’S PUJA (WORSHIP) who is the Goddess of Knowledge (Gyan) is also done on this auspicious day.

 

BASANT PANCHAMI

 

Our land is a land of festivals and fairs

We celebrate various events to get together

And mutually be a part of celebrations

With overwhelming brimming of emotions

To commemorate start of a season

Or in connection with a religious occasions.

Basant Panchami has religio-seasonal connotations.

A carpet of yellow mustard plants is one of the best attractions

People put on their yellow attires

And imbue themselves in natural colour

Even the food taken is coloured yellow

with saffron

Giving lively fragrance.

There is a legend attached to this festival

Brahma who is the Creator-in-Chief

Happened to see earthwards

He felt very sad on seeing the bare trees

Barren land bereft of greenery

He sprinkled some water from His enchanting jar

Lo and behold all

There appeared Goddess Sarswati

The giver of wisdom and learning

Music, art and craft and knowledge

Also termed as the goddess of Vasant Panchmi!

Lord Barahma too gifted greener to the plants in abundance

Bringing in its wake brilliance in natural sight

And verve and vigor in everybody’s life.

 

Yellow flowers are offered to Gods

Even our food items exhibit yellowness

With saffron strands giving yellow colour

Emitting fragrance everywhere.

People worship the musical instruments

Art, craft and all the learning mediums

For these are the gifts of Goddess Saraswati

Processions in the honour of the Goddess is taken

To implore Her to bestow us humans the wisdom

And power to find the difference between truth and falsehood

Her four hands symbolize ego, intellect, alertness and the mind

Her white dress is the symbol of purity

And loves truth of all forms

Her postures of sitting too has vast meaning.

Our humble prayers to Thee O Goddess Sarasvati

The embodiment of learning

We implore Thee to remove illiteracy

Remove ego as You are the giver of wisdom

And do imbue us all in THY  INDELIBLE COLOUR.

 

HARBANS KHAJURIA

 

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Author: Harbans

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