Basant Panchami

In Indian culture, Basant Panchami is the first and more minor of two spring-themed festivals. Basant Panchami day is more commonly associated with Goddess Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, wisdom, knowledge, fine arts, refinement, science and technology. People worship Goddess Saraswati to attain enlightenment through knowledge and to rid themselves of lethargy, sluggishness and ignorance. In ancient Indian literature, Basant Panchami is associated with Shringara Rasam and the festival was celebrated in this tradition.

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