Vasant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Puja, is a popular Hindu festival that is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the Hindu month of Magh. One of the most notable celebrations of Vasant Panchami takes place in the small town of Santiniketan, which is located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. Santiniketan, known for its rich cultural and artistic heritage, takes up Vasant Panchami as the perfect occasion to showcase its talents.
On the day of Basant Panchami, the streets of Santiniketan are filled with colourful parades and processions, which are led by students and faculty members from Visva-Bharati University. The university, which was founded by Rabindranath Tagore, is a hub of cultural and artistic activity, and Vasant Panchami is the perfect opportunity for university students to showcase their many flairs.
During the Basant Panchami celebrations, the town of Santiniketan gets adorned with vibrant shades, and people can be seen dressed in yellow and orange, which are considered to be the colours of spring. The celebrations begin with the worship of the Hindu goddess Saraswati, who is the goddess of knowledge, music, and the arts.
The Vasant Panchami celebrations in Shantiniketan are not just limited to the puja of the goddess Saraswati. The town comes alive with various cultural programs, including music and dance performances, art exhibitions, and book fairs.
One of the most popular attractions of the Vasant Panchami celebrations in Santiniketan is the kite-flying competition, which is held every year on the campus of Visva-Bharati University. The competition attracts kite-makers and kite flyers from all over the country, and the sky above Santiniketan is filled with colourful kites of all shapes and sizes.
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