Shree Panchami or Vasant-Panchami in West Bengal
Name of Festival : Shree Panchami or Vasant-Panchami
Time of celebration (Month)
Shree Panchami or Vasant-Panchami is celebrate in last week of January and the middle of February.
Major Territory of Celebration
Shree Panchami or Vasant-Panchami is celebrated in West Bengal or all over India.
Worship in Festival
In this festival people worship the Goddess Saraswati
The day is sacred to Saraswati, goddess of learning whose worship is celebrated with great splendour by students and artists. It is celebrated every year on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Indian month Magh (January-February), the first day of spring.
On this day Goddess Saraswati is worshipped in various names and fames – the Goddess of Learning, the deity of Gayatri, the fountain of fine arts and science, and the symbol of supreme vedantic knowledge.
In the evening, cultural functions where music and recitations of poems, dramatic performances and dances are held. A vegetarian feast with luchi (thin fried cakes of wheaten flour) is the order of the day.