Ananda Panchami vratham is a vratha dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. It is observed for five days, from Shukla Paksha Panchami to Shukla Paksha Navami in Falguna month. In 2012, Ananda Panchami vrat begins on February 27 and ends on March 2, 2012.
Goddess Saraswati is worshipped for five days and on Dasami day the idol of the Goddess is immersed in water. There are separate fasting regulations for each day of this five-day vrat. On Ashtami, no food is taken (nirahaara upavas). After the puja till Navami, the idol is immersed in water on March 3, 2012.
The major festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswati is – Basant Panchami Saraswati Puja.