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Vasantha Panchami is a festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. The festival is celebrated on the 5th day of bright fortnight of Magha month (January/February) in every year. It is believed that on this auspicious day, the Goddess Saraswati was born. The Goddess is the personification of Knowledge-arts,science,crafts. She represents Shakthi, Wisdom, Creativity and inspiration.
In the year 2015, the festival of Vasantha Panchami will be celebrated on Sunday, January 25 at Sri Vargal Vidya Saraswathi Shani temple, Vargal.
- The important ritual is "Learning Ceremony" popularly known as "Akshara Abhyasam" or "Vidya-Arambham". Hindus believe that the day of Vasantha Panchami is auspicious to begin a child's education. Children are taught to write their first words.
- Special prayers and pooja's are offered to Goddess Saraswati.
- People dressed in Yellow, gather together before the idol of Goddess Saraswati and pray for the blessing of Knowledge
- Educational institutions organize special puja's to seek blessings from Goddess Saraswati.
- In Nepal, Saraswati temples are filled with food one day before Vasata Panchami. They believed that Goddess Saraswathi joins in celebrations of traditional feasting in the following morning day(the day of Vasantha Panchami).
The meaning of "Vasantha" is "Spring". The festival day signifies the first day of Spring Season. The colour of Yellow is an important role in this festival as it indicates the Onset of Spring and the blossoming of mustard colours. People decorate the idols of Goddess Saraswati in white-coloured cloth and offer Yellow flowers to the Goddess.
Monday through Thusday :
Morning Session : 06.00am to 12.30pm
Friday through Sunday :
Morning Session : 06.00am to 02.00pm
All days :
Evening Session : 04.00pm to 07.30pm
from Secunderabad Station , Opposite Gurudwara, Main Road. Please check for the
Name Board VARGAL VIDYA SARASWATHI TEMPLE.
Daily Timings :
10.15 AM from Secunderabad to Temple
@12.25 PM from Temple to Secunderabad Station
Kind Request all the devotees to avail the service
"Ya Devi Stuyate Nityam Vibhuhairvedaparagaih
Same Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati"
Meaning: Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, is praised by the intelligent who have mastered the Shastra (scriptures). She is the wife of the Creator. May she live on my tongue.
"Shrii Saraswatii Namahstubhyam Varade Kaama Ruupini
Twaam Aham Praarthane Devii Vidyaadaanam Cha Dehi Me"
Meaning: I bow to Goddess Saraswati, who fulfills the wishes of the devotees. I pray her to enlighten me with knowledge.
"Sarasvathi Namastubhyam, Varade Kaamaroopini
Vidyaarambham Karishyaami, Siddhir Bhavatu Mey Sada"
Meaning: Saraswati is the provider of boons and the one, who grants all our desires. As I begin my studies, I bow to the Goddess to help me in making it fruitful and make me successful in all my efforts.
Yaa Kundendu tushaara haara-dhavalaa, Yaa shubhra-vastra'avritaa
Yaa veena-vara-danda-manditakara, Yaa shweta padma'asana
Yaa brahma'achyuta shankara prabhritibhir Devai-sadaa Vanditaa
Saa Maam Paatu Saraswati Bhagavatee Nihshesha jaadya'apahaa.
Shuklaam Brahmavichaara Saara paramaam Aadhyaam Jagadvyapinim,
Veena Pustaka Dhaarineem Abhayadaam Jaadya'andhakaara'apahaam
Haste Sphaatika Maalikam Vidadhateem
Vande taam Parmeshwareem Bhagavateem Buddhipradaam Shardam.
Sanskrit / संस्कृत:
या कुंदेंदु तुषारहार धवला, या शुभ्र वस्त्रावृता |
या वीणावर दण्डमंडितकरा, या श्वेतपद्मासना ||
या ब्रह्माच्युतशंकरप्रभ्रृतिभिर्देवै: सदा वन्दिता |
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेष जाड्यापहा ||
शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमां आद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं
वीणा पुस्तक धारिणीं अभयदां जाड्यान्धाकारापाहां|
हस्ते स्फाटिक मालीकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थितां
वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धि प्रदां शारदां||
Hindi / हिंदी अनुवाद:
जो कुंद फूल, चंद्रमा और वर्फ के हार के समान श्वेत हैं, जो शुभ्र वस्त्र धारण करती हैं|
जिनके हाथ, श्रेष्ठ वीणा से सुशोभित हैं, जो श्वेत कमल पर आसन ग्रहण करती हैं||
ब्रह्मा, विष्णु और महेश आदिदेव, जिनकी सदैव स्तुति करते हैं|
हे माँ भगवती सरस्वती, आप मेरी सारी (मानसिक) जड़ता को हरें||
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु विद्यारूपेण संस्थिता, नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ||
She, who is as fair as the Kunda flower,the moon, and a garland of Tushar flowers;
She, whose hands are adorned by the excellent veena, and whose seat is the pure white lotus;
O Mother Goddess, remove my mental inertia!