Basant Panchami is the Hindu festival that highlights the coming of spring. On this day people wear bright yellow dresses. The colour yellow signifies the brilliance of nature and vibrancy of life. People offer yellow flowers to Goddess Saraswati and prepare a special dish called Kesar Halwa or Kesar Chawal. They worship musical instruments, notebooks and pens.
We celebrated Basant Panchami at our Saraswati temple. The Pooja began with Hawan followed by a musical offering; a sitar recital performed by Prachi, Shivranjani, Nandini, Muskan and Saumya Singh who played Raga Basant Bahar, followed by aarti. The temple was beautifully decorated by yellow marigold flowers, especially for this occasion.