The spring season is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant ones in our country, a season which also marks new beginnings. A cause for celebration for those associated with farming along with the rest of the country, this joyous season begins with a festival known as Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami, which marks the arrival of spring. In several parts of India, it is also celebrated as Saraswati Puja, where the Hindu deity is revered and paid homage to. From Vasant Panchami wishes being exchanged to decor and food, the festivities are centred around grand celebrations. As is with Indian festivals, it also includes dressing up to the nines in a Saraswati Puja look that often includes ivory, gold or yellow, the predominant colours associated with Basant Panchami.
Yellow is cited to be the favourite colour of Goddess Saraswati and is worn widely while celebrating Basant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. Also worn are shades of ivory, white and gold, which the deity is often associated with. Keeping that in mind and for those still on the fence about what to wear, we picked out certain options that will work remarkably well. Scroll down, read on and find yourself that perfect occasion wear for the festivities.
When looking for a Vasant Panchami dress, you can also take an unconventional route and stand out from the crowd. Given that yellow is the dominant colour worn on the festival, you can opt for it and experiment with your choice of attire, selecting from new-age silhouettes. Case in point: this vibrant high low tunic and maxi set that comes with a cinched waist detail, foil print and layers to spare. If you are looking to make a statement with your outfit, this is it.
And if on the contrary, something traditional is on your mind, you can fall back on the customary attires that will do the trick. Pick a lehenga that you can re-wear for other occasions, opting for a dash of yellow mixed with another hue like this colour-blocked option mixed with placement print details. To make the colour yellow stand out in your Basant Panchami dress, opt for a blouse and dupatta in the shade and you will be ready to step out.
To keep it simple yet stunning, nothing could beat the appeal of a kurta and trouser set. If you don’t own one in your existing closet, opt for a predominant yellow or mustard version to make way for your Saraswati Puja outfit. For those looking to keep it distinct, there is always the alternative of ditching the dupatta to keep the focus on your separates, accessorising with large earrings or a necklace to round up the look.
Still wondering about what to wear for Saraswati Puja? Ivory and gold are also considered to be auspicious colours to wear during this festival, considering that Goddess Saraswati is also seen in variations of these. If not yellow, you can opt for the other side of the palette, indulging in either a gold or an ivory outfit to do the trick for you. Since the colour can highlight a lot of detail, pick an embroidered version like this kurta and trouser set that comes with tone-on-tone embroidery, tassels at the belt and a relaxed silhouette, ensuring that you will stay comfortable while looking stunning.
The quintessential drape never fails to amaze and when it comes to your Saraswati Puja special dress, a saree is something you can rely on. Not too keen on something extremely bright? We suggest keeping it striking in a muted option instead, letting the details in prints and motifs do the talking, much like the classic version we picked out for you.
A saree for Saraswati Puja can also work in a vibrant colour and going along the lines of the dominant yellow, a neon-like version is bound to make you the best-dressed person in the room. Keeping along with the classic colour palette, pick a variation with yellow undertones, like this lime green iteration with a deep-hued border stripe. Considering that your saree will be the highlight, keep your choice of blouse subtle and understated to make way for a winning look.
We have mentioned earlier how gold and ivory are suitable colour options for those looking to give yellow a miss in their Saraswati Puja dress and keeping in sync with that thought, we have yet another colour option. A beige outfit with details aplenty, this embroidered silk maxi with minimum gathers and a distinct silhouette is ideal for those who are looking to keep it minimal while giving way to a striking appearance in their Saraswati Puja look.
For those who do not want to compromise on the silhouette details in their choice of occasion wear, a dress with new-age details featuring interesting design elements is bound to hit the ball out of the park. Enter this block printed dress in yellow, complete with minimal puffed sleeves, a bit of flare and a slit on the front along with buttons. The contrasting white floral motifs against the yellow base give it a striking appearance and all you need to make your dress for Basant Panchami stand apart from the rest.
Got a work meeting to attend but you would still like to keep up with the traditional colour choices? A co-ord set which incorporates sleek tailoring and the usage of yellow could be your saviour. Along those lines, this stellar lime-hued set with yellow leanings is the perfect option to wear for a balanced look that marries new-age and conventional and will work in various settings.
It is possible for your place to still be witnessing a slight chill in the air and while you are looking for that ideal Saraswati puja outfit, adding a layer to keep it warm would be the best option. In such a scenario, nothing beats the appeal of a chic jacket! To complete your outfit for the day, add to cart this quilted jacket which is reversible and incorporates a number of details for a stunning appearance.
Continue to scroll further to take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about Saraswati Puja dress colour.
The colour yellow signifies the ripening of crops and the spring festival that is Basant Panchmi is deeply associated with it. The colour is a highlight for the festival, along with ivory and gold, and is incorporated in outfits by people celebrating it. Another significance of the colour is how it is used as an extension to celebrate teachers and Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu deity of learning and the arts. Hence, yellow is a dominant colour seen in almost every Saraswati Puja look.
The goddess is associated with the colour ivory, gold and yellow, the last being the most prominent colour and also one used to pay homage to her. The favourite colour of goddess Saraswati is also a symbol of optimism, hope and new beginnings and is worn widely on Saraswati Puja or Basant Panchmi.
Take a look at some more Vasant Panchami related stories.
Basant Panchami Wishes: As you prepare to mark the arrival of spring with an auspicious festival, wish your loved ones a happy Vasant Panchami with these ready-to-use quotes and wishes for the occasion.
Vasant Panchami Date, Significance & Traditions: There is also a lot of history and stories associated with most festivals and similarly, Basant Panchami, also celebrated as Saraswati Puja in several places, comes with stories and traditions. Read on to find out how it is celebrated, along with its importance and date and timing in 2021.
Basant Panchami Songs: The festival is also celebrated with song and dance and there are a number of iterations which are sung on the occasions. Find out more about it by clicking to read more.
Basant Panchami Decoration Ideas: Jazz up the decor for the festivities with these decoration ideas for home, school and a number of other places as you celebrate the occasion with enthusiasm.
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