Odisha CM greets people on Basant Panchami

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Basant Panchami.

Patnaik took to his Twitter handle to his greetings and wrote: “Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all on the occasion of Vasant Panchami and ‘puja’ of the learned mother Saraswati. May the life of all be filled with the treasures of knowledge and with happiness and prosperity with the blessings of Maa Saraswati.”



According to Hindu mythology, Basant Panchami falls on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Hindu month of Magha. Goddess Saraswati – the deity of knowledge, music, arts, science and technology – was born on this auspicious day and people worship her to achieve wisdom.