The festival of Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami will be celebrated on Saturday, 5th February 2022. It is a festival that falls on the fifth day of the Hindu lunar month of Magha marking the end of the winter season and the coming of spring. In southern states, the same day is called Sri Panchami. The festival is dedicated to Devi Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, and serenity. Devotees worship Goddess Saraswati by offering flowers and sweets in yellow hues. People also wear yellow colour attire while performing rituals. The season and festival celebrate the agricultural fields' ripening with yellow flowers of mustard crop, which Hindus associate with Saraswati's favourite colour. Hence, the main colour of Basant is yellow which symbolises prosperity, peace, light, optimism and energy. When Is Basant Panchami 2022? Know Date, Shubh Muhurat, Significance and Celebrations Surrounding Saraswati Puja.

Devi Saraswati’s idols are always decorated with yellow flowers and sarees of the same colour. Therefore, on the auspicious occasion of Vasant Panchami people cook delicious delicacies in yellow hues. In Bengal and Bihar, Goddess Saraswati is offered boondi and ladoo. Sweet rice with saffron and dry fruits is made in almost every house on this occasion. If you are wondering about what to cook for Panchami bhog, then we have got you covered. We have curated drool-worthy yellow colour Vasant Panchami food recipe videos for Saraswati Puja. Basant Panchami 2022 Date With Dos and Don’ts: From Not Touching Books to Wearing Yellow Clothes, Things To Keep in Mind To Seek Blessings on Saraswati Puja.

1. Zarda Or Meetha Chawal 

The sweet meal is prepared with long grain fragrant rice, desi ghee, sugar, mawa, lots of dry fruits, and most importantly Kesar, which gives it the perfect yellow shade.

2. Khichdi 

The appetizing yellow khichdi is paired with a number of healthy fritters. The generous dose of shudh ghee along with rice and pulses is a must for the occasion of Basant Panchami.

3. Boondi Ke Ladoo 

This is India's go-to sweet for any auspicious festival or occasion. The dish is made with small dumplings of gram flour, fried and dipped in hot sugar syrup, and then is garnished with nuts.

4. Rajbhog 

The spongy Bengali sweet dish is made with paneer and stuffed with saffron, cardamom powder, almonds and pistachios.

5. Besan Choorma 

Made with healthy gram flour, ghee, and powdered sugar, this delicacy from the state of Rajasthan is a must-try for the Basant Panchami festival.

During Vasant Panchami, children are introduced to reading and writing.  Bookmark the article, as these are some of the widely cooked and quick to prepare dishes for the auspicious festival of Basant Panchami. Happy Vasant Panchami 2022!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Feb 02, 2022 01:50 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website