Vasant Panchami: An Important day in Indian calendar
Neelkanth Vidyapeeth showed a seamless combination of two sects on Vasant Panchami at school that is the worship of goddess Saraswati and playing with colours according to the Swaminarayan cult.
The day began with worship of goddess Saraswati. “Vasant Panchami has a unique importance in Swaminarayan cult too. Lord Swaminarayan had launched the holy Shikshapatri on this auspicious day”, said PP Viveksagar Swami. He added, “He played with colours with the saints on Vasant Panchami. In remembrance of that event we not only read the Shikshapatri but also the saints sprinkle colours on each other.”
After the deity was thoroughly worshipped by PP Krishnavallabh Dasji Swami with students, the latter were sent to the ground to celebrate the small colourful fiesta which continued till noon.