Every festival in India has got its own history, rituals, and traditions. Basant Panchami is one such beautiful festival celebrated in India to mark the arrival of the Spring season. It’s also celebrated to worship Goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge and enlightenment. This year, Basant Panchami 2021 will be celebrated on February 16.
In many parts of India, Basant Panchami is celebrated to symbolise that winter is finally over. Accordingly, the spring season officially begins 40 days after the date on which the festival falls. The farmers in the country enjoy this day as it marks the beginning of the new season where crops flourish. The colour yellow is generally associated with this day because it represents the fields covered by mustard plants that give an impression of a bed with beautiful yellow flowers.
In different parts of the country, Basant Panchami is celebrated as Saraswati Puja. The Hindu deity of knowledge, art and wisdom is worshipped on this day. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma created this world on the day Basant Panchami is celebrated. According to another mythology, Lord Brahma, after visiting the Earth that he created, felt that the people are living lives of ignorance and dullness. Hence, to add music and wisdom to our lives, he created his wife, Goddess Saraswati. And she later blessed us with knowledge and music. Hence Saraswati Puja celebrates the Goddess’ birth and her blessings. To cherish her blessings and thank the deity of music and knowledge, here are some hymns and Saraswati Puja songs that you can play and listen to on this day.
Goddess Saraswati blessed us with the knowledge of art and music. Here are some Saraswati Puja songs that you can sing and listen to on this day.
Anuradha Paudwal has sung many hymns and prayers and Saraswati Chalisa is one of them. The song is extremely soulful and will help you soothe your mind in times of need and chaos. It is said that chanting Saraswati Chalisa can help us improve our focus and concentration as well.
Another Saraswati Puja vandana is this soothing song by Anuradha Paudwal. The song praises the Goddess for blessing us with wisdom and knowledge. It is also a prayer to make us more enlightened and wise.
Another Saraswati Puja song with the same name and same singer but with a slightly different meaning. This prayer praises the beauty and grace of Goddess Saraswati. The bhajan gives a description of the deity, the Veena that she plays, her owl and her crown. It also prays for the Goddess to make our lives melodious with her music.
This pious prayer is sung with utmost dedication by singer Priya Bhattacharyha. The prayer urges the devotees to sing this Saraswati Puja aarti song every morning. By doing so, it is believed that we will be blessed with harmony and happiness.
Goddess Saraswati is considered as the deity of knowledge. Parents start giving their children educational lessons after their birth on Saraswati Puja. This song by Debashish Das explains that Goddess Saraswati brings wisdom into our lives. The songs dedicated to the Goddess for enlightening our lives.
Saraswati Mahima Amritwani is another soulful Saraswati Puja vandana sung by Tripti Shaqya. The song urges the devotees to pray to Goddess Saraswati as she makes us feel divine and fills us with positive thoughts and energy.
The agrarian roots of Basant Panchami date back to the 19th century. It is believed that Maharaja Ranjit Singh, also known as Sher-e-Punjab, began the tradition of celebrating Basant Panchami. He wore a yellow attire on this day and hosted fairs to celebrate the occasion. People celebrate the day by cooking yellow coloured meals like Khichdi on this day.
In Punjab, the day is even celebrated by flying kites. According to another folklore, Kalidasa is also related to Basant Panchami. According to legends, the poet’s wife was unhappy with her husband. Out of disappointment and sadness, Kalidasa decided to end his life by jumping into a river. However, before he could do that, Goddess Saraswati appeared and asked him to simply take a dip in the water. After doing what she had asked, Kalidasa was blessed with knowledge and enlightenment. Thus, Goddess Saraswati came to be known as the deity of knowledge and music. To seek her blessing and thank her for everything she has endowed upon you, here are some Basant Panchami songs that you can play and sing along to!
Goddess Saraswati is also known as the deity of culture and vedas. She is in fact, known as the Vaak Devi that means Goddess of speech. Shri Saraswati Mantrashakti is a complete combination of some of the most powerful chants and prayers dedicated to the Goddess. It is believed that Shri Saraswati Mantrashakti alone has the power of several different prayers dedicated to Goddess Saraswati.
It is believed that Basant Panchami songs dedicated to Goddess Saraswati can change anyone’s fate. While we do not know how true is that, we definitely know that these prayers are extremely soothing for the mind. It is also advised that children sing these prayers as it will help them realise the importance of education.
Shri Saraswati Chalisa is a powerful prayer and one of the best picks if you are looking for songs on Basant Panchami. It is believed to help you in strengthening your concentration ability and focus. It is even advised that a lot of children chant the chalisa while meditating as it will motivate them to study with more dedication.
Veteran singer Asha Bhosle sung this beautiful and soothing Basant Panchami song. It is in a lighter tone than rest of the Saraswati Puja songs but still a soothing one nonetheless. In this song, the singer is joyously celebrating the occasion of Basant Panchami and thanking the Lord for the same.
Lete Jao Prabhu ka Naam is another happy and joyous Basant Panchami song sung by Asha Bhosle. The singer urges the devotees to sing this melodies prayer and keep their Lords and their blessings in their minds always. It is believed that this prayer will enwrap us with positive vibes and make us feel happy and motivated.
Om Jai Saraswati is a traditional prayer that is most played and sung as the Saraswati Puja song. This praises the Goddess for her grace and seeks blessings for all things pious. This is the perfect song you can sing on Saraswati Puja.
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