The welcome of spring could mark ‘The Perfect Beginnings’ — the queen of seasons is set to arrive sprinkling love in nature — warmth in the heart, and Vasant Panchami sets the most auspicious time for Indian weddings.
Spring is the most beautiful season where nature is in full bloom with varied colours of flowers, buzzing bees, and butterflies hovering over flowers for pollination. The Queen of the seasons inspires artists, poets, writers with its mesmerising beauty of nature. Vasant Panchami is a festival that marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated on the fifth day of the Indian month of Magha (February/March). It is considered an auspicious time for weddings and other important events, as it is believed that the arrival of spring brings new beginnings and positivity. Many couples choose to get married during this time to take advantage of the auspicious energy.
This festival is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning and knowledge, Saraswathi. It is believed that the goddess blesses her devotees with the power of knowledge, wisdom, and intelligence. The festival is also associated with Kama — the god of love and desire, and couples pray to the god to bless them with a happy and prosperous married life.
Vasant Panchami is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy, especially in North India. People dress in yellow, the colour of the festival, which symbolises the arrival of spring and offer prayers and flowers to the goddess. Special puja (worship) is held in temples and homes, and traditional delicacies are prepared to mark the occasion.
One of the most significant customs on this day is the practice of flying kites. It is believed that the act of flying a kite symbolises the release of negative energy and emotions and the attainment of freedom and happiness. People fly kites on rooftops and open spaces, and the sky is filled with colourful kites of all shapes and sizes.
For those who are looking to get married, Vasant Panchami is considered an ideal time to start the preparations. Many couples choose to get married during this time to take advantage of the auspicious energy or to fix their wedding date and start the preparations. Weddings during this time are considered to bring prosperity, happiness, and longevity to the couple’s marriage. The preparations for the wedding begin well in advance. The wedding rituals and customs may vary depending on the region and community, but the underlying principle remains the same — the celebration of love and togetherness.
In conclusion, Vasant Panchami is an important festival in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy. It is considered an auspicious time for weddings and other important events, as it symbolizes new beginnings and positivity. Couples who are planning to get married during this time are blessed with good luck, prosperity, and happiness.