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Thursday, October 7, 2010


On the fifth day of Magha (January-February) the festival of Vasant is celebrated. Also known as Sri Panchami, the festival is observed in honour of Saraswati, the goddess of learning and the arts. Books, musical instruments and paint-brushes are kept in front of the goddess to seek her blessings.
In the Punjab, Vasant Panchami is celebrated as the festival of spring when the yellow flowers of the mustard crop are in full bloom. Young boys and girls wear yellow clothes to symbolize the festival. Even adults wear yellow turbans or sarees or at least carry yellow kerchiefs.
In Bengal, images of the goddess Saraswati are taken out in procession and immersed in the Hoogli.

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