Vasant Panchami or Sree Panchami marks the worship of Goddess Saraswathi, the Hindu Goddess of wisdom and knowledge. The devout wear yellow clothes and offer food flavored with saffron and turmeric. As this day marks the end of Winter and beginning of Spring, it is believed that these foods improve the immune system, protecting people against seasonal changes. Students offer fervent prayers requesting the Goddess to bless them with knowledge and wisdom. To the seeker of knowledge, there is no end to learning. This Vasant Panchami, may the light of knowledge illuminate our path.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु विद्यारूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi sarvabhuteshu Vidya-rupena sansthita,
Namas-tasyai namas-tasyai namas-tasyai namo namah.
Salutations to the Goddess who is seen in all beings in the form of knowledge!
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Let the light of knowledge drive away the darkness!