Vasant Panchami celebrated across Punjab
Amritsar (Punjab) (India] Jan. 22 : Vasant Panchami was celebrated on Monday with great fervour and gaiety across Punjab.Vasant Panchami is a popular Hindu festival which celebrates the onset of spring. This festival which is celebrated across the country also marks the start of Saraswati Puja.
In the Punjab region, it is celebrated as the festival of kites on the fifth day of spring in Punjab region. Wearing yellow clothes and cooking bright coloured foods are the highlights of the festival.
In various schools the celebrations started with offering prayers to goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge, music, arts, science and technology.
According to folklore, goddess Saraswati was born on this day.
Students and teachers of Jagat Jyoti School also offered prayers to goddess Saraswati in the morning. After cultural programmes, teachers flew kites.
The main attraction of the programme was that all the teachers wore yellow dresses and flew yellow coloured kites.
The colour yellow holds great significance during Vasant Panchami as it is associated with the colour of mustard flowers that bloom during this season, so wearing yellow is also encouraged.