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Rituals, Religious importance, and Symbolic meanings
Vasant Panchmi or Saraswati Puja is on 26th Jan’ 2023. This is the starting of Spring season – The King of all the seasons. The beauty of flowers is breath taking in North India. Most beautiful Guldaudi in stunning colours, Marigolds, Roses and Yellow mustard flower fields, tulips are spread all over here. Just watching them also gives waves of joy to the soul level. Seeing nature at its peak of beauty is therapeutic.
Rituals are good. They help in deep level mental programming and give magical results. When power of self is less than taking help of rituals is a wise decision. Our culture has lot of empowering rituals. Do rituals until and unless they are not the ones which are baseless and generate fear or disempowerment.
People who are facing indecisiveness, constant stress, anxiety, depression can do these rituals to channelize their energies towards clarity, focus, concentration, and peace. It is very favourable for them.
Rituals on this auspicious day:
- This is a morning prayer. Wearing Yellow or White clothes are advised on this day. Both Yellow and White colours are of mental sunshine.
- You can decorate the temple with Yellow or White flowers.
- Saffron sweet rice or saffron kheer or any Yellow or White sweets and fruits can be offered as prasad.
- Any Saraswati mantra can be chanted. Saraswati chalisa and arti can also be recited. All the Saraswati prayers can be done on this day.
- Meditations, chanting and prayers help in being centred in Self and touching our most potential Self.
Maha Saraswati is the light of this existence. She is Gyan Prakash (Light of knowledge). She is all calm, She is all power, She is all beauty, She is all joy and freedom. Without her all is dark. Mind is a powerhouse. Body is a unit of mind. Journey and experience of life is a result of our alignment of mind, body, and soul. This alignment completely depends on our Self connection. As much we are connected to our root or our highest Self that much all becomes easy and automatic. This whole awakening comes under the Goddess of Gyan (Knowledge). Vasant Panchmi is her day, and it is believed that prayer done with faith and surrenderfulness gives Maha Saraswati’s blessings and grace. The light of her blessing can illuminate any life. When she blesses then it is light, joy, peace, and abundance everywhere.
We get several stories from our ancient texts where most foolish is transformed into most intellectual beings and they live a magnificent life like Kalidasa etc. All is mentioned in Saraswati Chalisa. We must read it with meanings and make our next generation read about that so they can understand the importance of Knowledge.
When MahaSaraswati blesses then Mahalakshmi showers her grace. This is overall success, prosperity, abundance, and richness. When money is given to the person who has gyan (knowledge) then he multiplies his wealth. He enjoys his life and be useful to the world.
If Maha Saraswati blessings are not there and if lot of money is given to a person, then due to lack of gyan (knowledge) he can spend all. Neither supporting himself nor being useful to this world.
Where both Maha Saraswati and Maha Lakshmi has blessed there appears Maha Shakti. There is power all over.
So, whether it is spiritual upliftment or materialistic upliftment in both the cases Maha Saraswati blessings are very important. This is the reason Shardiya Navratri has been given maximum importance because they are related to Maa Sharda (Another name of Goddess Saraswarti). Thus, Maa Saraswati is a manifestation of Supreme truth.
The whole religion is symbolic. Here we are talking about the greatness of Mental Power. How much person can be magnificent and his life can sparkle when he understands and works on his mental Power. This opens the door of consciousness.
As per Dr Joe Dispenza our brain generates 400 billion bits information per second. By the time you are reading this imagine how many billion bits information is generated. This is the power of the Brain and how much we use and how much we create by it, we all know deep inside our heart. This festival is to remind us that what treasure we have and what we can have in our life if we work on our mental power.
We are born with this power and connection with our highest Self or Supreme. THIS IS THE KEY but due to outside loud noises, glittery visuals and disempowering belief systems we get lost in outside voices and we get discharged of our energy and connection. We forget that we ourselves have all the solutions in our own mind. As our Cortisol ( stress hormone) is released that much it gives brain fog, confusion, fear, anger and restlessness and whole mental power is reduced dramatically. This makes us run outside for solutions with more speed. Our low frequencies attract low frequency places and person is stuck there throughout life.
Life is never a straight line for anyone. It goes through various ups and downs. Earlier people were stuck in the belief system that counselling, life coaching and therapies are for mentally sick people and used to live in struggle throughout life. Now as education graph has gone up, so awareness graph for mental clarity and power is increasing day by day in our country. People are understanding that mental power is most important to achieve inner and outer joy. Therapies, counselling, coaching sessions are for normal people and with their help they can live much better life. Money spent on this is not expenditure. It is an investment, which gives back multiple times more. In fact, most of the movies, web series will finish only in 10 minutes if therapy or counselling is done.
You can take the best decision, best implementation, working on your passions, reaching to your maximum potential, coming out from the web of challenges, creating wonderful life, all with your own mind. You yourself is a solution.
This Maha Saraswati Puja is a reminder for us to make us aware of our unlimited potential, so we can come back in our power and alignment and navigate on our life path with full presence of mind.
So, the day has come to get the blessings of Maha Saraswati and to shine in the light of her grace.
May we all receive the light of blessings.
May we all get the clear vision to navigate on our path.
May we all be blessed with ultimate joy, abundance, and mental freedom.
May we all shine in our light and this planet glows.
Wish you all a very Happy Vasant Panchmi/ Saraswati puja.
(Counselling, therapies, life coaching, corporate programs and self-empowerment workshops)