Basant Panchami is an auspicious day for Shahi Snan (Royal Bathing) at Kumbh Mela. In 2019, Basant Panchami snan date is February 10.
For this year, it is even more auspicious as the mela is Maha Kumbha Mela which is being celebrated at Allahabad Prayaga Sangam. It comes once in a Pushkarams time (12 years).
Basant Panchami is also considered as Saraswati Jayanti (Saraswati Puja). As the day is dedicated to the ‘Goddess of Wisdom and Learning’, the Shahi Snan of Basant Panchami has great importance.
Basant Panchami Snan at Kumbh Mela Prayagraj 2019
This day is indicative of the changing of seasons and marks the arrival of Goddess of Knowledge Saraswati as per Hindu Mythology. Kalpavasis wear yellow colored clothes this day to mark the importance of Basant Panchami.
हिन्दू मिथकां के अनुसार विद्या की देवी सरस्वती के अवतरण का यह दिवस ऋतु परिवर्तन का संकेत भी है। कल्पवासी बसंत पंचमी के महत्व को चिन्हित करने के लिए पीत वस्त्र धारण करते हैं।
It falls on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha in Magha Month. Kalpavasi Vrata is also being celebrated during Basant Panchami. Naga Sadhus perform special royal bath during this day.
As per the estimations, nearly 2 crore (20 Million) devotees may observe Basant Panchami Shahi Snan at Kumbh Mela 2019.