Vasanta Panchami is observed on Magha Shukla Panchami, the fifth day in Magha month. In 2024, Vasant Panchami date is February 14.
This festival is a jubilant occasion in Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple in Adilabad district of Telangana. Vidyarambham or Aksharabhyasam is the main ritual in Saraswati temple on Saraswati Panchami during which children between two and three or five years old are initiated into the world of knowledge (into letters).
Aksharabhyasam means ‘initiation of knowledge gaining. Basara Saraswati temple is one of the important venues where Vidyarambham is performed socially. On Basant Panchami, thousands of people visit the temple and initiate learning to their kids.
‘Sri Ganapathaye Namah is the Aksharabhyasam mantra written on sand or on rice and the child writes the mantra again and again for five times. After that ‘Om Saraswathyei Namah is the mantra which is written on the slate.
Devotees believe that Veda Vyasa Maharshi observed severe penance at Basara along the Godavari river bank and installed the idol of Gnana Saraswati Devi.
Panchang, 26 January 2023
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:52 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:53 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 10:15 AM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 10:44 PM
Tithi : Panchami upto 10:28 AMShashthi
Nakshatra : Uttara Bhadrapada upto 06:57 PMRevati
Yoga : Balava upto 10:28 AM Kaulava upto 09:42 PM Taitila
Karana : Shiva upto 03:29 PM Siddha
Weekday : Guruwara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1944 Shubhakruth
Chandramasa : Magha – Purnimanta Magha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : 12:01 PM to 12:45 PM
Amrit Kalam : 02:22 PM to 03:54 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 01:45 PM to 03:08 PM
Yamaganda : 06:52 AM to 08:15 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 09:38 AM to 11:00 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 10:33 AM to 11:17 AM 02:57 PM to 03:41 PM
Varjyam : 06:47 AM, Jan 27 to 08:21 AM, Jan 27