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Basant Mela 2018

basant_mela The festival of Basant Panchami will be celebrated on Monday, the 22nd of January 2018. On this day, moon will be in Magh Masa, Shukla Paksha. On the day of Panchami, in Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, a grand fair is organised in the temple of Sage Durvasa. On this day, all the temples of this place are beautifully decorated. The Gods and Goddesses of temples are dressed magnificently. Yellow coloured flowers are used the most in decoration works. Radha-Krishna, decorated with the colors of Basant, looks marvelous. Huge crowd of devotees gather here on this day.


The offerings made to God and Goddesses of temples are of yellow colours. Songs of Vasant are sung and enjoyed. Everywhere in the nature, yellow color can be seen swinging. Here, Holi is also started from the day of Basant Panchami. Holi is a traditional festival of Brij. Whose influence can be seen from the day of Basant Panchami.


Devghar, the city of Baidyanath is called the city of fair. Many fairs are organised here, the whole year. Being the city of Lord Shankar, a big fair is organised in the month of Sharavan. It is known as Shravani Mela. Mela is also organised during the festival of Maha Shivaratri. This Dham is always full of devotees from our own country as well abroad.


Basant Panchami: Sangrur’s Fair of Gudri Shiva Temple

At a place named Dhuri of Sangrur district, a huge fair is organised on the day of Basant Panchmi in the Shiv temple of Bansari and Gudri. The fair has arrangements of swing, rides and delicious foods. A large crowd of devotees gathers for the vision of temple. People come with full faith and belief to this temple. It is believed that, the adorer who come here, never goes back with disappointment. Every-one's desire is fulfilled.


Baba Baidyanath’s Tilak Utsav Mela of Vasant Panchami

On the day of Basant Panchami, Tilak Utsav is celebrated in Baidyanath. Tilak Utsav of Baba is organised as a Mela. From this day itself, Kanwariyas starts coming here. Hundreds of Kanwariyas wearing Ghungru (anklet with small metalic balls), increases the charm of this place. Basant Panchami Mela is known from time immemorial. Not only the followers of Lord Shiva comes here but the devotes from the parent’s house of Goddess Parvati also comes at this place. The ritual of Baba’s Tilak is performed and Lord Shiva is given the invitation of marriage. On this occasion, whole area is filled with the echo of Bambam.


Basant Festival

Basant or spring season is called the king of all seasons. During this time, the beauty of nature is on top. Everywhere, the blossoming of flowers brings the rain of colours and aroma. The five elements : earth, water, air, sky and fire are in their tempting forms. Birds and animals, hiding in their houses due to the extreme cold weather, comes out to feel the freshness of air. This season is the arrival of rejuvenation. The yellow flowers of mustard farms brings joy for the farmers.


Cultural programs are organised at different places. In this, guys perform Bhangra and girls do the Gidda etc. Basant Panchami is the symbol of change in season. It is a day of beginning of charm in the greenery of nature. It is an integral part of India’s culture.


Lord Krishna has mentioned in the 10th chapter of Gita “out of the 6 season, I am the spring season. Vasant is my form. This season is very dear to me.” That is why, festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated in a special manner in Mathura and other places linked with Lord Krishna. The other five seasons are : summer, rainy season, autumn, cold season (between mid-November to mid-February) and winter. Basant Panchami is the festival of joy and excitement. Winter season is on its departure, during this festival. And, the summer season is on its arrival with the blossoming of new flowers. The ending of winter brings an environment of activeness.


In the ancient period, people used to wear Basanti coloured clothes of muslin on the day of Basant Panchami. Poets, pleased by this season used to start up with their writings. On the day of Vasant Panchami, people cook yellow coloured rice and consume it along with all their family members and relatives.