New Delhi, February 16: On the occasion of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja 2021 today, PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and others have extended their warm greetings to people across the nation.

Vasant Panchami is the festival marking the arrival of spring that is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright half of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Magha (Late January or February). This day marks the beginning of preparation for Spring and the fun festival of Holi. People start the day by taking a holy dip at river Ganga. Basant Panchami 2021 Messages in Hindi & HD Images: Send Saraswati Puja Quotes, WhatsApp Stickers, Telegram Greetings, Vasant Panchami Pics and GIFs to Wish on the Day.

Narendra Modi wishing people: 

Here's Amit Shah's Basant Panchami wishes:

Arvind Kejriwal's message

It is believed that Maa Saraswati was born on this day. Along with the worship of Maa Saraswati on Basant Panchami, bathing in the holy river also holds special significance on this day. According to religious beliefs, doing so leads to auspicious results.

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