Sri Lakshmi and Sri Saraswati represent the two eyes of Sri Kamakshi. The letter “Ka” represents Sri Saraswati and the letter “Ma” represents Sri Lakshmi and the word “Akshi” refers to the Gracious eyes of Sri Kamakshi.
As mentioned in the Lalitha Sahasranama, “Sachamara Ramavani Savyadakshina Sevitha” it is believed that Sri Lakshmi and Sri Saraswati are on either side of Sri Kamakshi holding Chowri fans.
Vasanta Panchami is a famous festival that marks the end of the winter season and ushers in the springtime. Goddess Sarasvati is the Hindu goddess of the Vasant Panchami festival. Young girls wear bright yellow dresses and participate in the festivities. The color yellow holds a special meaning for this celebration as it signifies the brilliance of nature and the vibrancy of life. The whole place bursts with yellow during the festival.
People dress in yellow and they offer yellow flowers to others and to the gods and goddesses. They also prepare and feast on a special pastry called kesar halwa or kesar halva, which is made from flour, sugar, nuts, and cardamom powder. This dish also includes saffron strands, which gives it a vibrant yellow color and mild fragrance. During the Vasant Panchami festival, India’s crop fields are filled with the color yellow, as the yellow mustard flowers bloom at this time of the year. Pens, notebooks, and pencils are placed near the goddess Devi’s feet to be blessed before they are used by students.
The celebration of the Vasant Panchami is centered on the Hindu goddess Sarasvati. Sarasvati is the goddess of wisdom. She embodies the different facets of learning such as the sciences, arts, crafts and skills. She is said to be calm and collected. She is often pictured seated on a lotus or a peacock, wearing a white dress.
Participating in Vasantha Panchami and reciting Lalitha Sahasranama on that day bestows immense blessings for all members of the devotee’s family.