The seventth day or Maha Saptami during Durga Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. In 2009, Goddess Durga is decorated and worshipped in the form of Saraswati on September 25th, Friday, in South Indian temples, especially in Vijayawada Kanakadurga temple. This year, Saraswati alankaram will be continued till September 26th morning 8o clock because Moola Nakshatram (star constellation) is also there on 26th till 8 am.
Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of learning and knowledge. She is the wife of Goddess Brahma and one of the Trimatas (three Supreme Goddesses – Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati).
All places of India celebrate Saraswati puja on Mahasaptami day and the three days from Saptami are dedicated to Saraswati devi. This vrata is also called as Saraswati Triratri vrata (observance of three dedicated days).
In Saraswati temples in Kashmir, Basara (Andhra Pradesh) and Shrungeri Sharadamba temples, Saraswati Puja is observed with geity.