Basant Panchami 2024 Dates

Basant Panchmi is a sacred festival of Hindus, which will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. On this auspicious day, Hindus celebrate Saraswati Puja, the worship of “Gyan ki Devi- Maa Saraswati”.

Basant Panchami
Basant Panchmi (Saraswati Puja) 2024

Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami Date & Muhurat

Vasant Panchami on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Vasant Panchami Muhurat – 07:01 AM to 12:35 PM

Duration – 05 Hours 35 Mins

Vasant Panchami Madhyahna Moment – 12:35 PM

Panchami Tithi Begins – 02:41 PM on Feb 13, 2024

Panchami Tithi Ends – 12:09 PM on Feb 14, 2024

Note: All timings are presented in a 12-hour format based on the local time of New Delhi, India, with adjustments for Daylight Saving Time (if applicable). Hours that extend past midnight are labeled with the date of the next day. In the Panchang, each day commences and concludes with sunrise.


Basant Panchami holds great significance in Hindu mythology and cultural traditions. It symbolizes the rejuvenation and blossoming of nature as winter gives way to spring. The festival also emphasizes the importance of education, learning, and creativity. It is believed that worshiping Goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami brings blessings of wisdom, knowledge, and artistic talents.

Rituals and Customs

On Basant Panchami, devotees dress in vibrant yellow attire, which symbolizes the blossoming mustard fields and the vibrancy of nature. They pray to Goddess Saraswati and seek her blessings for academic pursuits, artistic endeavors, and overall wisdom. Many educational institutions organize special Saraswati puja ceremonies, where students and teachers gather to pay homage to the goddess. Additionally, flying kites is a popular tradition during Basant Panchami, symbolizing the freedom and joy associated with the arrival of spring.

Vasant Panchami Observance

Observance of Vasant Panchami includes the following key rituals and activities:

  1. Saraswati Puja at home
  2. Flying kites
  3. Wearing white and yellow attire
  4. Offering mustard and marigold flowers to Goddess Saraswati
  5. Vidya Arambha (commencement of education) for children
  6. Saraswati Puja at schools and colleges
  7. Initiating new ventures, especially inaugurating educational institutes and colleges
  8. Pitri Tarpan (ritual for ancestors) for deceased family members

Basant Panchami Celebrations

Basant Panchami is celebrated with immense enthusiasm across India. People decorate their homes and temples with yellow flowers and adorn idols of Goddess Saraswati with bright yellow garments. Cultural programs, music, and dance performances take place to honor the goddess and showcase artistic talents. Many schools and colleges organize Saraswati puja events, where students offer prayers and seek blessings for academic success. The sky becomes a canvas of colorful kites, adding a festive and joyful atmosphere to the celebrations. Saraswati Pooja is very famous among the students of Bihar & Uttar Pradesh. We can easily whiteness big Pandals here & there

Basant Panchami in Different Regions

While Basant Panchami is celebrated nationwide, it is observed with distinct regional flavors. In Punjab, Basant Panchami coincides with the harvest festival of Lohri, leading to vibrant celebrations filled with music, dance, and feasting. In West Bengal, it is an important day of worship for Goddess Saraswati during the auspicious period of Saraswati Puja. Each region showcases its unique customs and traditions, making Basant Panchami a diverse and culturally rich festival.

Saraswati Vandana
"Saraswati Ya Kundendu" is the renowned hymn devoted to Goddess Saraswati and is a component of the well-known Saraswati Stotram. It is chanted during the Saraswati Puja ceremony on the occasion of Vasant Panchami."

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता।
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना॥
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता।
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा॥१॥

शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमामाद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं।
वीणा-पुस्तक-धारिणीमभयदां जाड्यान्धकारापहाम्॥
हस्ते स्फटिकमालिकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थिताम्।
वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धिप्रदां शारदाम्॥२॥


Basant Panchami(Saraswati Puja) is a joyous celebration of spring’s arrival and Goddess Saraswati’s worship. It is a time to embrace the vibrant colors of nature, seek blessings for knowledge and wisdom, and express creativity and artistic talents. Whether you are participating in the traditional rituals or enjoying the festive atmosphere, Basant Panchami offers an opportunity to rejoice in the beauty of nature and celebrate the auspiciousness of this delightful season. So, let us come together and embrace Basant Panchami with joy, devotion, and a renewed zest for life.

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