Saraswati Puja 2023 Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi, Samagri, Mantra: Basant Panchami, also known as ‘Vasant Panchami’, is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of ‘Magh’ to mark the beginning of the spring season. It is also celebrated as Saraswati Puja in different regions of the country, when people worship the goddess of knowledge, Saraswati. The yellow colour is a significant shade for the festival as mustard flowers bloom in various fields across India.
The Panchami Tithi will be celebrated from January 25 to January 26. The shubh muhurat for the festival will fall between 7:12 am to 12:34 pm.
People worship Goddess Saraswati by donning yellow outfits as it is a symbol of hope, energy and prosperity. Yellow food and other yellow-coloured puja samagri such as turmeric, saffron, yellow flowers and sweets are also offered to the goddess. Devotees pray to the devi to grant wisdom to them.
A variety of puja samagri is used to worship Goddess Saraswati:
*Desi ghee, mustard or sesame oil to light the lamp
*Two pieces of white or yellow cloth
*Yellow and white flowers
*Camphor for the aarti
*Whole grain rice
*Pencils and pen
*A wooden platform or chowki
Some mantras that are recited during the puja:
*Ya Kundendu tushar har Dhavala ya Shubhra Strava
Ya Vinavardandmanditkra Ya shvetpadhamsana
Ya Brahma Achyut Shankar Prabhrtibhirdeveh sada Vandita
Sa Mam Patu Sarswati Bhagwati
*Karenvinaparivadayanti yatha Japantimprenmalam
Saraswati tam Sirasa Namami
*Shuklam brahmvihari sar parmamaddhamjaga jagad vyapanim
Vina Pustak dharinimbhaydam
Hastesftikmalikam viddhatim padhamsne sansthitam
Vande tam Parmeshvarim Bhagwatim Buddhipradam shardam