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Vagishwari Jayanti

Vagishwari Jayanti is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, art and learning. It is observed annually during the Magh Shukla Paksha Panchami day. Vagishwari Jayanti 2018 date is January 22. This festival is of great importance in North India. The day is also observed as Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja and Saraswathi Jayanti.

Vagishwari is one of the twelve names of Goddess Saraswati mentioned in the Suta Samhita of Skanda Purana. Devotees praying for knowledge invoke these twelve names of Goddess Saraswati.

Yellow color is given importance on the day. Murti of Goddess Saraswati is decorated with yellow dress and flowers. All people invoke Goddess Saraswati for her blessings.

Young children also begin to learn the art of writing on the day.

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