We're all well aware that India is home to a large number of festivals, each with its own set of rituals and customs. Come new year and after Lohri, it's Basant Panchami that has us excited. This festival marks the arrival of the spring season as well as new time and hope. Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the Magh month and Basant Panchami 2021 will be celebrated on February 16.
Basant Panchami a.k.a Vasant Panchami is also celebrated as Saraswati Puja where goddess Saraswati is worshipped. Goddess Saraswati is the Hindu deity of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning. It is also the time when people unleash their inner creativity and decorate their homes, schools and other educational institutes. And if you're looking for some amazing Basant Panchami decoration ideas, we have them right here.
Your home is the perfect place to experiment with all kinds of Basant Panchami decoration ideas. From your lawn to your balcony or terrace, there is a lot of space to bring out your creative side. These budget-friendly Basant Panchami decoration ideas are all you need to get into the spirit of the festival.
- Yellow is one colour that is largely used for Basant Panchami decoration. Go all out with gendaphool to add elegance and aroma to your home decor.
- Invest in some colourful traditional door hangings including some with tassels to add more authenticity to your Basant Panchami decoration.
- This festival marks the beginning of everything new including spring and a wind chime is the perfect decor item to add to your Saraswati Puja decor along with flowers.
- Drapes are a great way to make your home decor more aesthetic. Try to use different shades of yellow and mustard coloured drapes for your Basant Panchami decoration.
- As this festival also celebrates Goddess Saraswati, try to include some handmade craft items in your decor like paper boats or kites.
This festival celebrates the Hindu deity of knowledge and learning, Goddess Saraswati. This means that Basant Panchami or Saraswati Puja is also a celebration of schools and educational institutes which impart knowledge. This is the perfect occasion for all the teachers and students to team up and unleash their inner creativity to celebrate a new beginning.
- Decorate your school by making hand-crafted kites, paper hangings among other origami pieces.
- Rangoli is also a great way to decorate your school on the occasion of Basant Panchami 2021.
- Hanging flowers is not possible in a school or educational institutes but a floating flower arrangement is quite possible. In a big bowl or pot add some beautiful flowers along with a few drops of any aromatic essential oil of your choice.
- Decorate the walls of the school with several art pieces including drawings and paintings made by students as a part of Basant Panchami decoration.
- Photographs and clay models of Goddess Saraswati and sitars as a part of the school decoration.
Rangoli is a great way to add more colour to your Basant Panchami decoration. It highlights the entrance of your home or school and is an intrinsic part of the festival. Apart from making rangoli on Basant Panchami, people also use flowery designed rangoli stickers as well as those of the deity's footprint. It is believed that rangoli brings good luck on a festive occasion.
- Rangoli is an important part of Basant Panchami decoration. Rangolis made on this occasion should include a lot of shades of yellow colour.
- You can always use different flowers and petals as well as leaves to make a rangoli design.
- You can also use coloured or rather dyed rice and sand to make the rangoli for your Basant Panchami decoration. A large number of people make homemade rangoli colours and paste using dry flour.
- Remember that books, lotus, swan and sitar are symbols of Goddess Saraswati. Incorporate any of those things in your rangoli design.
- Decorate your rangoli using diyas and possibly a lotus flower to give it a more traditional look for your Basant Panchami decoration.
Basant Panchami decoration ideas include blackboard and bulletin board decoration as well. Boards are largely used by teachers to educate the students which makes it an important tool of knowledge. This is why it is essential to decorate the board in the best possible way on the occasion of Basant Panchami 2021 as we celebrate Goddess Saraswati.
- Bring out all those colourful chalks that you have been hoarding and draw a picture of Goddess Saraswati on the blackboard with a sitar, lotus, book and swan. You can always look up some easy drawing tutorials on youtube.
- Put down enlightening quotes about knowledge and education on your blackboard or make a beautiful chart for the bulletin board in your school.
- Make origami swans and cut some chart paper or art paper in the shape of books, lotus, kites, swan and flowers to decorate the board.
- Use fabric to make beautiful flowers to decorate the blackboard and the bulletin board. You can also use drapes around the board to give it an aesthetic feel.
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