Vasant Panchami – January 22nd – 6 pm

6.30 pm - Sarasvati Puja

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Vasant Panchami (Nepali: वसन्त पञ्चमी Hindi: वसन्त पञ्चमी), sometimes referred to as Saraswati Puja (Bengali language:সরস০বতী পূজা), Shree Panchami, or the Basant Festival of Kites is a Sikh and Hindu festival held on the fifth day of Magha (in early February) marking the start of spring and the Holi season. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture. Vasant Panchami is a celebration of spring celebrated with puja of Sarsvati Devi ji. Everyone wears yellow. Banaras Hindu University was founded by Shri Madan Mohan Malviya ji on Vasant Panchami. Everyone and all BHU/IIT Students are invited to attend.  Potluck dishes welcome. 

Sarasvati