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Basant Panchami 2022: Know The Date, Time & Shubh Muhurat

Basant Panchami marks the beginning of spring in India and the blooming of mustard flowers. The colour yellow is synonymous with the celebration, and when in full bloom, large fields of mustard blossoms resemble beds of yellow flowers. Check out the time, date, and shubh muhurat for 2022 right here.

Ayushi Raina
Basant Panchami 2022
Basant Panchami 2022

Basant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Puja, is a Hindu festival observed to worship Goddess Saraswati. Basant Panchami will be celebrated on Saturday, February 5, this year. Goddess Saraswati is the one who gives us wisdom. 

The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Magh', which marks the beginning of the spring season. 

Basant Panchami also announces the arrival of Holi which takes place forty days later. The Vasant Utsava on Panchami is celebrated forty days before spring because every season's transition period is 40 days, after which the season comes into full bloom. 

On this day, several platforms host poetic and musical events. Young Bengali children also learn to write their alphabets for the first time. The agricultural fields are full of yellow blossoms from the mustard harvest, making it an ideal day for farmers to rejoice.

The day is also regarded as auspicious for starting anything new, getting married, or doing griha Pravesh (house warming ceremony). Basant Panchami is also the first day of spring in India, when the mustard flowers bloom. The color yellow is associated with the festival, and when in full bloom, entire fields of mustard flowers resemble beds of yellow flowers. People wear yellow-colored clothes and also eat food that has the color yellow in it (like khichdi). 

Saraswati Puja 2022: Shubh Muhurat 

Panchami Tithi begins on February 5, 2022 at 03:47 a.m. and concludes on February 6, 2022 at 03:46 a.m. 

Shubh Muhurat: This year's Basant Panchami timings are 07:07 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. 

Although the entire day is considered auspicious, the best time to perform puja is in the afternoon. 

Saraswati Puja 2022: Rituals 

On this day, people worship Goddess Saraswati in order to get Goddess Saraswati's blessings and salvation. Some devotees also observe a day-long fast.  Pushpanjali plays an important role in the puja. 

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