Happy Basant Panchami fall on 14th of February, 2024

CHANDIGARH, 12.02.24-Basant Panchmi is celebrated on 5th day of Magh Month. Basant Panchmi is celebrated to mark the arrival of spring and associated with worship of Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge and arts. The festival holds cultural and religious significance as it symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, the rejuvenation of Nature, and the beginning of new season

Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the founder of The Sikh Empire, encouraged the celebration of Basant Panchali as a social event in the Gurudwara. In 1825 he gave 2000 rupees to Shri Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara in Amritsar to distribute food.Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his wife Moran would dress in yellow and fly kites on Basant Panchgani.

Basant Panchami is celebrated 40 days before spring , because any season’s transition period is 40 days, and after that, the season comes into full bloom.

People dress in yellow colour and share yellow colours rice , halwa and sweets. Children also fly kites and enjoy the whole Basant day