Basant Panchami 2023: History, Significance, Wishes, Greetings, WhatsApp & Facebook Status, Quotes & More

The Indian festival of Basant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Puja, marks the beginning of the spring festival. The festival usually takes place between the end of January and the beginning of February. This year’s Panchami Tithi will begin at 12:34 pm on January 25, according to drikpanchang, and will end at 10:28 am on January 26.

Basant Panchami 2023: History

According to legend, Kalidasa intended to commit suicide by drowning in a river after learning that his wife had been abandoned. Goddess Saraswati asked Kalidasa to bathe in the water when she emerged from the water just as he was about to do so. After that, his life changed as he was gifted with wisdom and rose to become a great poet.

According to mythology, Kamadeva once interrupted Lord Shiva’s meditation while he was immersed in it after the death of his wife Sati. This story is based on the Hindu god of love Kama. So that Shiva could reestablish contact with the outside world and become aware of Maa Parvati’s efforts on his behalf, the seers approached Kama to awaken him from his meditation.

Kama agreed and used his sugarcane bow to shoot arrows at Shiva, who was made of flowers and bees. Kama was burned to ashes by Lord Shiva after opening his third eye in rage. After Rati (his wife) completed her 40-day penance, Shiva agreed to resurrect him on Basant Panchami. She supposedly later gave birth to Lord Krishna’s son named Pradumna.

Basant Panchami 2023: Importance

Basant Panchami heralds that it marks the beginning of spring. On this day the color yellow has a lot of meaning. People dress in yellow to commemorate the festival, worship goddess Saraswati and eat traditional foods. Since mustard fields and knowledge are associated with the color yellow, it also represents the beginning of spring.

Basant Panchami 2023: Wishes

  • “Happy Basant Panchami! On this auspicious day, may Goddess Saraswati bless you and your family with infinite wisdom and prosperity.”
  • “May your life turn into happy hues as you dance to the beautiful melodies of nature in the upcoming spring season. Happy Basant Panchami 2023.”
  • “Today we pray to Goddess Saraswati and our divine deities, Vasant and Kamdeva. On Basant Panchami, I hope you fulfill all your wishes and desires.”
  • “On this delightful occasion, may Goddess Saraswati shower blessings, knowledge and wealth on you and your loved ones.”
  • “As we celebrate the arrival of Basant, I hope all the big jobs starting in 2023 are successful. I wish you a happy Saraswati Puja!”
  • “May the goddess remove darkness and negativity and illuminate your life with the brilliance of knowledge and peace.”

Basant Panchami 2023: WhatsApp and Facebook status

  • May this Basant Panchami bring you good tidings of prosperity, hope, happiness and the struggle for more knowledge.
  • May you never run out of curiosity to have more knowledge. Happy Basant Panchami.
  • Happy Basant Panchami to you and your family. Here’s to new beginnings and prosperity.
  • Knowledge can chisel young minds into brilliance. This Basant Panchami, let us worship knowledge.
  • Happy Basant Panchami. On this day, let us commit to making knowledge the main reason for our lives and know the power it has.

Basant Panchami 2023: Quotes

  • “While motherhood and the warship were associated with Parvati and Durga, Tantra was associated with Kali, food and agriculture with Annapurna, knowledge and education with Saraswati and, of course, luck and money with Lakshmi.” – Sapan Saxena, The Tenth Enigma
  • “Wisdom is the correct use of knowledge. Knowing is not being wise. Many men know a lot and are even more foolish for it. There is no fool dumber than a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.” – Charles Spurgeon
  • “Knowledge is power. Information is power. Secreting or hoarding knowledge or information can be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.” –Robin Morgan
  • “Ignorance is the curse of God; “Knowledge is the wing with which we fly to heaven.” -William Shakespeare
  • “Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.” -Will Durant

According to local Sufi traditions, the poet Amir Khusrau observed Hindu women carrying yellow flowers to a temple in Basant and noticed that they were dressed in yellow. He adopted his custom of bringing happiness to Nizamuddin Aulia because his nephew had recently passed away and he was still grieving, and the Chishti order of Indian Sufi Muslims still follows this tradition today.

Vasant Panchami also marks the beginning of the forty-day countdown to Holika and Holi. Since any season changes for 40 days before reaching its peak, the Vasant Utsava (festival) on Panchami is celebrated forty days before spring.

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