February is the coolest and most romantic month of the year. It begins the seasons with plenty of joy. It is the shortest month of the year. It’s the month which can boast of all the cultural highlights from all institutions. Be it the crowded Delhi university festivals or the melodious Sufi festivals and other cultural programmes that take place in the heart of the capital.
On Feb 10, 2019 was celebrated as Vasant Panchami, but spelt as Basant Panchami. It is a celebration that denotes the coming of spring, celebrated by individuals in different ways relying on the geographical area. The Vasant Panchami likewise denotes the beginning of readiness for Holika and Holi, which happens forty days after this fest. Saraswati Puja was also celebrated on this very day.
Ways of celebration of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja
On this day, the Hindus visit sanctuaries and appeal to Goddess Saraswati, who is the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, and praise the day as Saraswati Puja. Aficionados likewise take sacred plunge at Triveni Sangam in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad.
Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of information, astuteness, workmanship and music, is venerated on the propitious day of Saraswati Puja, celebrated on Basant Panchami. At a few places in India, the schools start their session on Saraswati Puja day.
Men, ladies and kids spruce up in the energetic yellow shading as mustard fields in northern parts of India blossoms amid this season giving a yellow coat to the nature. Yellow blossoms are offered to Goddess Saraswati and the bubbly yellow dishes like sweet saffron rice, kesari sheera, boondi ke ladoo, rajbhog and khichdi are set up in homes. Individuals likewise fly kites, disseminate desserts, offer supplications in sanctuaries and music occasions are additionally held to praise this day.
Surujkund international crafts mela : happens in 1st to 17th Feb each year in Faridabad, Haryana which is in close proximity to south Delhi. This year’s state theme is Maharashtra and is in partnership with Thailand.
Udynaotsav: The palatial Moghul gardens get to be open for the general public. Feb 6 to March 10, 2019 are the days that this beautiful blossoming fragrant garden gets open for all.
Just don’t take any electronics to the garden. No cameras and mobile should be taken to this presidential venue.
Delhi Flower shows: it’s an advent of plenty of flower competitions; it ranges from landscaped gardens, best bonsai, cactus collection, foliage show, biggest chrysanthemum show, range of flowers etc. All these fests display exotic variety of all traditional and foreign flowers. Garden of five senses near Saket region is another garden paradise. Its all a must visit places for nature lovers.
Wonders of the world park: Replicas of the famous wonders of the world have been made out of scarp. The NDMC has planned to charge the general public a meagre sum of Rs 20.the venue is at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, besides Millennium Park. It’s a project based on Wonder Park at Kota. This world park will have monuments such as Statue of Liberty, Christ the Redeemer, Pyramid of Giza, Roman Colosseum and the very own Taj Mahal.
14th February or Valentine’s Day : Love season is here. It is another day to celebrate with your soul mate in Delhi. Valentine’s Day in Delhi will let you celebrate like never before. The city is already pouring with cakes, greeting cards, chocolates, and jewellery collections too, but none of these are special without being at the best event for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day celebration in Delhi brings together loved ones, couples, the singles as well others as LGBTQ too. Many clubs are now open to people of different sexual orientation. Your celebration is going to get vibrant throughout Delhi and NCR.
Bored of going to the malls and movies. Head towards the NDMC maintained parks in south Delhi. Be it the Lodhi gardens or children’s park or even Nehru Park. All these parks are blossoming with amazing flora collection. The flowers are not only from the local places but are also Dutch. Netherlands have given Delhi beautiful bulbs and tulips to be mesmerised with. Even Chanakyapuri which boasts of the best maintained roads and gardens it is a wonderful must site to visit. Near the Kuwait embassy there are two rose gardens with a massive variety of roses. It comes with all different colours and shapes plus sizes. And lastly the India Gate lawns are place to soak up the sun.
Take up all the required Vitamin D from any of the above places for free. You don’t need to spend a single penny to enjoy the beautiful locations here. Just take your family and enjoy a good February in this pleasant weather.
Just have your umbrellas ready with you. The weatherman did predict more of hailstorms and some shower to clear the fog as well as smog for us.