Shri Panchami, which is celebrated every year on Magh Shukla Panchami, is celebrated by worshiping Goddess Saraswati, the presiding deity of education. Crowds of devotees flock to the Saraswati temples across the world to pay homage.
Nowadays, there is a belief that if you learn to read and write, good knowledge will come. Devotees call Goddess Saraswati, who is as white as the moon and has a harp and a book in her hand, as Bharati, Sharda, Hansbahini, Jaganmata, Bagishwari, Kaumari, Vardayini, Buddhidhatri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, and Bhubaneswari.
As the goddess of knowledge and creation, especially writers, artists, journalists, teachers, and students worship their art objects like pens, copies, kuchi, and musical instruments, etc. as Saraswati, while Tantrics worship as Tara Devi for Tantra Siddhi.
This day is also called ‘Vasant Panchami’ with the belief that the day will be longer and the spring season will start as the sun moves north. Nowadays, it is believed that one should not visit the site to perform social and religious activities such as marriage, fasting, cave keeping.
If you don’t know any mantra or verse for Saraswati Puja, don’t worry. If you chant the 12 different names of Saraswati 11 times, it is believed that the desire will be fulfilled.
Goddess Saraswati is the main goddess of Hinduism. Who is considered the goddess of knowledge and learning? It is believed that chanting these 12 names of Mother Saraswati will bring success.
- 1. Bharati
- 2. Saraswati
- 3. Sharda Devi
- 4. Hansavahini
- 5. Jagatikhyata
- 6. Vagishwari
- 7. Kaumari
- 8. Brahmacharini
- 9. Buddhidatri
- 10. Varadayini
- 11. Kshudraghanta
- 12. Bhubaneswari
Devotees call Saraswati, the goddess of learning, who is as white as the moon and has a harp in her hand, as Bharati, Sarada, Hansavahini, Bagishwari, Kaumari. Worship is done.