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Basant Panchami
Feb 2019
Dr Anand Bhardwaj
Scientific Vastu Consultant & Expert on ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ Director, International Institu

Here is another occasion to receive the showers of blessings from the divinity. This February, we celebrate one of the most auspicious Indian festivals named ‘Basant Panchami’. There are several legends and beliefs behind celebrating this festival. There may be many festivals being celebrated by the common mass, a particular class, race, caste, creed or religion which may be associated with one or the other activity, happening, occasion or celebration etc. that would be associated with any particular king, saint, spiritual guru or the leader. However, Basant Panchami is a festival, which is narrated, crafted and clearly demonstrated by the nature per se. Yes, this is the festival, which is initiated by the nature with its own hands. At the same time, as per Hindu belief, this natural festival is also closely associated with Goddess Saraswati, the deity of ‘Wisdom’, ‘Music’, ‘Art’ and ‘Culture’.

Basant Panchami - The Vastu Linkage
According to Vastu Shastra, the ageold Vedic wisdom of placement and positioning has a close association with the seasons, months, planetary position and transition of sun. As defined in our great epics, Vastu Shastra is an art of defining the designs, which creates positive ambience. Vastu Shastra is a science that guides to define the building parameters needed for the best utilisation and a wisdom that helps to ensure the positive vibrations inside the building structure and its surroundings. From all these points of views, the festival of ‘Basant Panchami’ is closely connected with the Vedic Vastu value that defines the creative and positive vibrational worth of any concrete building structure. The day is also marked as the starting of good long days for the optimum output after having the short and biting cold months of winter.