February 1st, 2017
HINDUISM | Vasant Panchami
1st February 2017
Falling in January or February, during the Hindu lunar month of Magh, Vasant Panchami is a festival in celebration of the beginning of Spring.
As today is also the day when Hindus pay their respects to Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom, the day is often called Saraswati Puja. Saraswati is usually depicted with four hands, clothed in white and seated on a lotus. The lotus symbolises the Goddess' wisdom, the whote cloth, her purity, and the four hands, the four aspects of the human intellect. For more information see http://hinduism.about.com/od/festivalsholidays/p/vasantpanchami.htm
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