HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 13-1.


13-Vasanta Panchami-1.

This is an important bathing day.

All Hindus observe it.

It is also known as Magh Sukla Panchami as it falls in the month of Magh (January-February).

This is the festival that marks the first day of spring.


Vasanta means the spring season, which is very congenial for doing vigorous Yoga Sadhana.


Men, women and girls wear yellow cloth.

The yellow colour is a sign of auspiciousness and spirituality.

It represents the ripening of the spring crops.

Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron.

All the folk get together and sing songs connected with spring.

Swami Sivananda
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