Basant Panchmi is celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami Tithi) of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month Magh.
From this day the spring season (Vasant Ritu) begins and Vasant Panchami day is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. On this day Saraswati puja is performed.
Purvahna Kala is the time between the sunrise and the midday, is considered to decide Vasant Panchami day.
Vasant Panchami is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami. Purvahna Kala, which is the time between the sunrise and the midday, is considered to decide Vasant Panchami day. Vasant Panchami is celebrated on the day when Panchami Tithi prevails during Purvahna Kala. Due to which Vasant Panchami might also fall on Chaturthi Tithi.
Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami Muhurta
Vasant Panchami Puja Muhurta = 07:13 to 12:34
Duration = 5 Hours 21 Mins
Panchami Tithi Begins = 03:41 on 1/Feb/2017
Panchami Tithi Ends = 02:20 on 2/Feb/2017
The Puja becomes even more powerful when worshipers recite Saraswati Stotra along with the other rituals.
Om Bhadro Kallyoi Namo Nityan
Saraswatyoi Namo Namah
Veda Vedanta Vedanga
Ebacho esso swachandana
Om Oing Shree Shree Saraswatoi Namoh
Om Jay Jay Debi Characharo Sare
Kuchojugo Shobhito Mukta Hare
Veena Ranjito Pustaka Haste
Bhagobati Bharati Debi Namohstute
Om Saraswati Maha Bhage
Vidya Kamolo Lochone
Vidyang dehi namohastute