Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of Vasant rithu (Spring season). It is an auspicious day for Saraswati Pooja. In 2015, Vasant Panchami date is January 24.
On this day, Mata Saraswati is worshipped. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the month Magh (Magha masa Shukla Panchami). Vasanta Panchami is also called as ‘Shree Panchami’ or ‘Saraswati Panchami’.
Saraswati, Goddess of Learning and wisdom
Maa Saraswati is the Goddess to worship on the day of Vasant Panchami. Goddess Saraswati is the Goddess of learning, the divine symbol of Vedic knowledge and wisdom.
Koothanur Saraswathi Temple in Tamil Nadu, Srungeri Sharada Mata Temple and Kollur Mookambika Temple, Gadag Maha Saraswati Temple in Karnataka, Maihar Sharada Mata Temple in Madhya Pradesh, Srinagar Sharika Mata Temple in Kashmir, Panachikkadu Saraswathi Temple in Kerala, Basar Jnana Saraswati Temple, Vargal Vidya Saraswati Temple and Kolanu Bharathi Temple in Kurnool of Andhra Pradesh are other popular places to visit during Vasant Panchami.
In 2014, Vasant Panchami date was February 4th, Tuesday.