Today, 1 February 2017 is Vasant Panchami, Saraswati Puja, Shri Panchami, Madana Panchami, Vageshwari Jayanti. It falls on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Magha Month.
Vasanta Panchami is believed as Saraswati Jayanti, the birthday of Saraswati Mata, Goddess of wisdom and learning.
Vasant Panchami is celebrated in grand manner in Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple in Andhra Pradesh, and many other Saraswati temples in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and North Indian states.
It is celebrated as Saraswati Puja in Bengal and Orissa. It is a jubilant festival for Bengali Hindus.
It is also celebrated as Vageshwari Jayanti as Vageshwari Maa is also considered as one of the aspects of Goddess Saraswati. Vageshwari Temples in Mumbai and Gujarat celebrate the festival with utmost pomp.