Vasant Panchami Puja Vidhi
Godess Saraswati is worshipped on Vasant Panchami
These are following proper steps to perform puja:
1. Dhyanam (Prayer or chant the beej mantra)
To Perform saraswati Puja Dhyanam is the first and foremost step. Dhyanam is the Prayer or the Meditation process in which we should chant Saraswati Mantra
2. Avahana (Invocation)
The Second step to do Saraswati Pooja is to worship the God to come into the place of Idol.This is Known as Avahana or Invocation. At the time of Invocation we should recite Saraswati Vandana Mantra.
या कुंदेंदु तुषारहार धवला, या शुभ्र वस्त्रावृता |
या वीणावर दण्डमंडितकरा, या श्वेतपद्मासना ||
या ब्रह्माच्युतशंकरप्रभ्रृतिभिर्देवै: सदा वन्दिता |
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेष जाड्यापहा ||
शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमां आद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं
वीणा पुस्तक धारिणीं अभयदां जाड्यान्धाकारापाहां|
हस्ते स्फाटिक मालीकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थितां
वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धि प्रदां शारदां||
Yaa kundendu tushaara haara-dhavalaa, yaa shubhra-vastra’avritaa
Yaa veena-vara-danda-manditakara, yaa shweta padma’asana
Yaa brahma’achyuta shankara prabhritibhir devai-sadaa vanditaa
Saa maam paatu saraswati bhagavatee nihshesha jaadya’apahaa.
Shuklaam brahmavichaara saara paramaam aadhyaam jagadvyapinim,
Veena pustaka dhaarineem abhayadaam jaadya’andhakaara’apahaam
Haste sphaatika maalikam vidadhateem padmasane sansthitaam
Vande taam parmeshwareem bhagavateem buddhipradaam shardam.
3. Aasana (Offering Seating)
The Third Step is to offer Seat to God. As, whenever any guest come to our House we offer them Aasana or a well cleaned place or any cloth, in the same way offer a New, clean, decorated Red cloth to Saraswati Devi to be seated.
4.Paadya (Washing of feet)
The fourth step is to wash the feet of Maa Saraswati gently by pouring Water as she gets sitted.
5.Arghya (Washing of hands)
Arghya is the fifth step when the Goddess Saraswati is sitted and her feets are washed then we offer Water to wash her Hands.
6. Aachamana (Offering Drinking Water)
We Offer Drinking Water to Goddess Saraswati in her Mouth that is known as Aachamana.
7. Snana (Bathing with Water or panchamruthas)
Wash Goddess Saraswati Idol with Panchamruth i.e. Milk, Yoghurt, Ghee, Honey, Sugar, Sandal Powder as offering Bath and then Sprinkle water.
8. Vastra (Offering New Cloths)
Offer New Clothes to Maa Saraswati which contains white Saree and Yellow Flowers Garlands.
9. Yajnopavita (Sacred thread)
Offer Sacred Thread with Flowers and Akshathas with Sindur, Chandan, Loung, Mewa, Nariyal.
10. Gandha (Sandal Paste)
Now put Chandan Paste to the forehead of Goddess Saraswati.
11. Archana (Offering Flowers)
Now Offer Flowers to Goddess Saraswati by reciting her 108 names and offer one flower for each name.
Show incense to God to fill herbody with fragrance.
14.Deepam (Oil Lamp)
Show oil lamp to god symbolizing bringing of light into one’s place and life.
15.Naivedyam (Offering Specially prepared food)
Offer Kesar Halva, Kesariya Bhat to Goddess Saraswati which is known as Naivedyam.
16.Tamboolam (Offering Betel Leafs and Betel Nuts)
Now offer Betel leaves and betel nuts to Goddess Saraswati.
Also find Vasant Panchami Puja Samagri