V asanta Pancami marks the beginning of Spring. Celebrated on the onset of spring, it marks the beginning of new life with yellow mustard flowers starting to bloom and nature displaying her majestic best. Thus the colour of the festival is yellow.A special outifts with bright yellow colored flowers were offered to Sri Radha-Madhava and turmeric paste is applied to deities.It is one of the special darshan at Mayapur where all the devotees come together to make this wonderful decoration and making outfits. We have posted aroudn 50 pictures of Vasanta Pancami daily darshan at our Daily Darshan gallery. Matajis also wear yellow saress to add flavor to this festival.
This day is a very special day for Gaudiya Vaisnavas. It is the day of appearance of Vishnupriya devi, Sri Pundarika Vidyanidhi, Sri Raghunandan Thakura and disappearance day of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura. In the morning, HH Gauranga Prem Swami spoke on the life & pastimes of these exalted associates of Gauranga Mahaprabhu and explained how by remembering & praying to them on this day, one can advance in the spiritual life.
At Koladvip, Dhameswara Mahaprabhu temple, traditionally, Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu is dressed in Sari, in the mood of Vishnupriya devi and it is one of the special darshan at Koladvipa.