Monday, February 7, 2011

Shree Vasant Panchami -

Dt. 7th Feb. 2011.
Shree Vasant Panchami- Spring arrives-

White Bougainvilla at our home "Mahalakshmi"
Ixxora bloom -
Bougainvilla blossoms in white
Bilwa Tree in fruit -

Bimbla tree -green
Fields -(pic taken earlier at Gujarat)
Vasant Panchami is celebrated in Yellow colours

Saraswati is venerated on Vasant Panchami.

Yaa Kundendu tushaara haaradhavalaa, Yaa shubhravastraavritha|
Yaa veenavara dandamanditakara, Yaa shwetha padmaasana||
Yaa brahmaachyutha shankara prabhritibhir Devaisadaa Vanditha|
Saa Maam Paatu Saraswatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha jaadyaapahaa||

"May Goddess Saraswati,
who is fair like the jasmine-colored moon,
and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops;
who is adorned in radiant white attire,
on whose beautiful arm rests the veena,
and whose throne is a white lotus;
who is surrounded and respected by the Gods, protect me.
May you fully remove my my lethargy and ignorance."


Mother Saraswati --in alankar -from Shiv Krishna Mandir, Hubli
Above: Milkweed flowers are used in Ganesh Pooja in Tamilnadu
Below:ShreeGanesh -today is S4- Chaturti- Magh Shree Ganesh Pooja

Namaskar to Guru, Ganesh & Mother Saraswati

Shree Vasant Panchami, heralds the arrival of Spring--and the whole ambience is filled with afreshness and all over we see new leaves, blossoms, fruits and flowers –

The Divine Mother is Manifested in all Creation as Nature-Prakruti.

The Divine Mother is seen in myriad forms and  we have a glimpse of her at Uttarayan , on the auspicious date of  Vasant Panchami when Shree Saraswati  is worshipped.
The Magh & Sharad Navaratris when the 3 principal forms of worship  are:
Shree Durga, (Icchha Shakti) –
Shree Mahalakshmi (Kriya Shakti)
Shree Maha Saraswati (Jnana Shakti)- 

From Vimarsha to Prakasha


Appreciation of any aspect of Prakruti is a basic quality  needed in our quest for Inspiration and then only we can  reach for Aspiration to the higher;

 then as a Bhakta we develop.

With Appreciation we gain the impulse ‘from within’ and  learn.

In Appreciation we grow spiritually.


In Samvit Sadhana,  Vimarsha has been described as Flashes of Inspiration. This is intuitive due to Medha + Prajna and  not mere book knowledge. It is only with Shraddha , Bhakti & Anugraha Kripa that  we gain this  blessing of Inspiration from the Divine Mother. Thus we progress only with Bhavani ( Bhakti , Bhavana +  Vani. )-from teachings of Sw Iswarananda  


I have actually felt Spring "Vasant" effect,  even in crowded cities; and in places  that do not really face a bleak Winter with  the arrival of the season and it   is evident in the trees, plants and in the air;
a new begining filled with hope.Vivid colours Yellow, Green and Bright ----
The Divine Mother blesses all- with her glance and touch- seen in all of Nature
 With our Swamiji at Pooja- during Shree Saraswati Teerth Yatra to Adi Badri, Haryana.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for such an enlightening post beautifully illustrated with wonderful images.

    In answer to your query on my post,
    a) I shall find out what the height is to be actually climbed. the climb from the parking lot takes about 20-30 minutes of stop and go climbing.
    b) The temple does seem to be in use though it was locked when we reached there.

    Thank you.