The importance of Goddess Saraswathi in the Vedic hymns of Rigveda proclaims
Prano Devi Sarawati vajebhirvaajinivati
Dhinama vitriyavatu Vaagdevyai Namah” – Rig Veda
The meaning is
“salutations to mother Saraswati who is the originator of all vibrations and who removes the ignorance of the intellects. Salutations to the Goddess of speech.”
The lord Swaminarayan’s holy abode “Neelkanth Vidyapeeth International School” renders the devotional rituals and offerings to the god on the occasion of ‘Sri Panchami or B(V)asanth Panchami’. The students offered the devotionally scented flowers to god.
Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of Vasanth Rutu(Season), The season of rejuvenation and reengineering of nature. Lord Swaminarayan wrote Shikshapatri- The holograph of 212 Sanskrit verses on multidimensional aspects on this day in 1882. Students’ reading of “Shikshapatri” and chanting of “Om Saraswatyai Namo Namaha” hit the bell of new beginning spiritually and educationally. Param Pujya Swamijis gave their words on the day to let the moral and educational butterflies out of the student cocoons.