Vasant Panchami celebrations in Karnala

Indian festivals are mostly related with celebrating harvest time, welcoming some season or one of the religious celebrations. Indian calendars are full of such festivals spread evenly across the year. The festivals are the time to keep aside your problems for some time and get immersed in the pool of colorful celebrations while enjoying some delicious festive food. Forgetting religion cast and creed everyone in the Indian villages and towns celebrate the festivals by cleaning and decorating their houses, visiting the places of religious importance and exchanging greetings with each other. Many festivals are celebrated on a national level whereas some of the festivals are identity of a particular Indian state or even a particular region with folk music and dances.

Vasant Panchami Celebration in Karnala
Many people are having little idea as to why basant panchami is celebrated. In the list of Indian festivals, Basant Panchami or “Vasant Panchami” is the festival of worshipping goddess Saraswati, which is also referred to as Saraswati Puja or Shree Panchami. Saraswati is the goddess of music, knowledge, art and culture. This festival is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the Indian month of Magh, which is the spring season. This festival being dedicated to Saraswati the goddess of literature, children are taught to read and write. Brahmins are invited to perform ancestral worship and are offered lunch. Local schools celebrate the festival by arranging Saraswati Pujan and distributing sweets as Prasad. The dress code of this festival is yellow, so people especially the ladies ware yellow dresses or saris. In some of the places like Firozpur people enjoy this festival by flying kites.

This year Vasant Panchami will be celebrated on 14th of February in Karnala and Panvel. Children in Karnala will be taught to write their first lesson which is known as Akshar-Abhyasam or Vidya-Arambham. Schools and colleges of this region will arrange Pujas early in the morning in order to seek the blessings of Saraswati. Saraswati Puja will be performed within Panchami Tithi. Visit Panvel on this day and witness this festival celebration near Panvel. Panoramic resort is the ideal Karnala resort for festival celebrations.