‘Vasanth’ in Hindi means ‘Spring Season’ and Spring is considered to be the best of all seasons, specially in India. ‘Panchami’ means the fifth day. In Hinduism, it is beleived that Goddess Saraswati was born on this day. Goddess Saraswati is considered to be the Goddess of Knowledge, Wisdom, Music, Fine Arts and all the related fields.
Idol of Goddess Saraswati
The day is celebrated in Bengal and by Bengali speaking people residing, all over the world. People offer their prayers to Goddess Saraswati. Special rituals are held since early morning. Idols of Goddess Saraswati is worshiped with flowers, garlands, lamps, incense sticks amidst holy chants in Sanskrit.
Fruits, sweets of different kinds and Khichari (traditional dish made with rice, pulses, vegetables and spices) are offered to Goddess as Naivedya or Bhoga. It is a very special day for students and educational institutions. As the season is spring, there is a tradition of wearing clothes of yellow colour. Students pray with devotion and one of the most ommon prayers in Sanskrit language is:
Siddhir Bavathume Sadha
May Goddess Saraswati bless us all with wisdom, knowledge, positive thoughts, and also the ability to differentiate between God and bad.
Diwali or Deepawali is the festival of lights, celebrated in India and by all India with grandeur and jubilation. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. People celebrate by offering prayers to Almighty God and by lighting lamps all around the house. Lamps are believed to bring Divine Energy and auspiciousness home driving negative energy. People greet each other, share gifts and sweets.
It was a moment of joy for me, when I found a hand-made Diwali greeting card in my daughter’s School Bag where she returned from School. I thank her Teacher for this initiative. This made me so happy and feel so special. Happy Diwali Everyone.
Do also my post on the Importance of lighting lamps in Bubblews:
Today the 12th of December 2012 makes an interesting date which is an interesting sequence of number 12. All over the Globe, Media has created a lot of Buzz over this date and people are celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in their unique ways.
It is believed that such repetition of number in a date will be seen only after 89 years. Such a triple date will occur next on January 1, 2101. This report makes this date even more special. It is highly amusing to find that people do care about Numbers and not just dates. Numbers are unavoidable. Our whole life revolves around numbers. Number 12 plays a significant role in our lives. We have 12 hours in a day, 12 months in a Year, and 12 astrological signs. We also have 12 in a dozen and also 12 inches in a foot.
When the clock rang 12:12: [12 Hours:12 Minutes: 12 Seconds] once at midnight and once in the afternoon, it will actually made a very interesting phenomenon of time, when the number 12 stood in a sequence for 6 times- 12:12:12 12/12/12.
In Numerology, Number 1 is represented by Sun and number 2 by Moon. Sun stands for masculine energy and individualism. Moon denotes feminine energy and balance. So, a combination of 1 and 2 is a highly auspicious combination. When we add 1 with 2, we get number 3. 3 is a divine number which is represented by Jupiter and stands for positivism and harmony. According to Numerology, it is a highly auspicious day for new beginnings of life. Any new venture, business or collaboration will reap beneficial results.
People around the Globe are celebrating this special sequence of number twelve in a date.
- It has been reported widely over the Internet, that nearly 7,500 brides are getting married today as they consider this day to be highly auspicious and they call it a day of love. In Kuala Lumpur, around 200 couples tied their knot outside a Chinese temple. Many couples are going to get their wedding registered today 12-12-12 in Hong Kong and in Singapore, 540 is the number. We wish them marital bliss and proceed on to see what’s happening more.
- There are reports that many expectant parents have already planned to welcome their children on this date. Many deliveries have already taken place all over the World when the clock witnessed a sequence of number 12 for 6 times 12:12:12 12/12/12, once at midnight and once in the afternoon.
- Our warm birthday wishes to all the children who are celebrating their 12 birthday today.
- A Global meditation on Peace and harmony took place at 12 noon on 12/12/12.
- 12 days to go for Christmas. Merry Christmas and May the World witness peace, love and harmony today and always.