In The Month of
: January - February
: The spring season
Also Known As
: Magh Sukla Panchami
This is an vital bathing day. All Hindus observe it. It is also known as Magh Sukla Panchami as it falls in the month of
This is the festival that marks the first day of spring. Vasanta means the spring season, which is very congenial for doing vigorous Yoga
Men, women and girls wear yellow cloth. The yellow color is a sign of auspiciousness and spirituality. It represents the ripening of the spring crops. Even the food is
coloured yellow by using saffron. All the folk get together and sing songs linked with spring.
All get up in the early morning, take bath and worship the sun, Mother Gang, the Deity of the sacred river Ganges, and the earth.
The Bengalis call this festival Saraswathi Puja. They worship the Goddess
Saraswathi on this day. The image of the Goddess is taken in demonstration and immersed in the holy Ganges.