Vasant Panchami speech for students and teachers in Schools


Vasant Panchami is a festival that marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated on the fifth day of the Indian month of Magha. The day falls in February or March. According to Hindu theology , Devi Saraswati is regarded as the deity of learning, music and art. It’s a belief that she was born on the day of Vasant Panchami. Therefore , to achieve wisdom and art from Devi Saraswati , people celebrate Vasant Panchami as Saraswati Puja.

Significance of the festival

This day is very auspicious. The Hindu community believes that child should start their education from this day, termed as ‘Hate Khari’. In most of the educational institutions, this day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in West Bengal. It is said that yellow is favourite colour of deity Saraswati. So most of the students wear yellow attire on this day and worship the deity.

Bengali’s tradition

Saraswati Puja is one of the main festivals of West Bengal, and like the devotees everywhere, the Bengalis seek her blessings for the coming year. Baer or kool in Bengali, is considered to be the most favourite fruit of Devi Saraswati. So this is the most important ingredient of this Puja. People start new work, get married or start anything new on this day as the day is regarded as a very auspicious day. It is considered as an auspicious time for weddings and other important events also.

Beginning of Spring

It is believed that the arrival of spring brings new beginnings and positivity. Spring is the season of colour when people can enjoy the pleasant weather and nature dresses herself with beautiful and fresh attire. However, there is a very important mythological story behind Vasant Panchami as well. Vasant Panchami is very significant since it signals the beginning of spring. And it is hoped that this auspicious day as well as the spring season will bring prosperity and happiness. 

Vasant Panchami

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