Basant Panchami diyan wadaiyaann..
i dont know key most of the people know here what Basant Panchami is all about ...the place i am from Punjab i.e Firozepur uthey ehe fesitval is celebrated on large scale ....i would just like share a bit about that.....
Basant Panchami, the Festival of Spring, is celebrated mainly in and , during February-March. It is celebrated at the end of winter to welcome spring. 'Basant Ritu' means the spring season in . During this season in the mustard fields are in full bloom, giving the impression of yellow carpets laid out on acres of land. People welcome this change of season by wearing yellow clothes, flying kites and having fun.
is the major and most colorful event of this festival. The sky is covered with different colorful fighter kites. The kites (patang in ) are of medium size normally from 1 feet to 4 feet across and made of paper on a frame of bamboo strips. Preparation for this festival start many days earlier and people spend a lot of money on the kites. New clothes are purchased for this festival and many delicious dishes prepared for this particular occasion. In , sweet yellow rice, flavored with saffron, is prepared for Basant Panchami.
'Yellow' is the color of the festival and so it dominates everywhere i.e. in the kites, in the clothes, especially in the clothes of ladies, as ladies make a lot of preparation for this particular occasion. There are kites in the sky not only in daytime but also in night. People use searchlights in the night to fly the kites. All the family members gather at one single place, many times on the rooftops, and celebrate this festival.
i miss flying kites ...in my city on basant sarey youngsters, mundey kudiyan , bajurg , auntiyan...they all are on roof tops...music sytems r on full voice ..mundey bhangrey pandey n fire crackers chalendey ..there r get togehters..families ikathiyan hundiyan ..n sadey wargey lafander peg-sheg landey n raula pandey ..
i miss mithey chawal ..menu bananey v nahi aandey... ..
Shaheedan da gaeyaa gana yaad aa janda basant ton ...
"Mera rang dey basanti chola ..mera rang dey .....Maye rang dey basanti chola...."