Vasant Panchami (is also Known as Basant Panchami) is observed on the fifth day of the waxing moon period in the Hindu lunar month of Magh. This auspicious day is dedicated to Godess Saraswati. This year, Basant Panchami is on Friday, 15th February 2013.
Vasant Panchami is considered auspicious for Aksharabhyasam or Vidyarambham. In Few areas Godess Saraswati is worshiped in schools and colleges. All Saraswati temples are decorated attractively through out India. Vasant Panchami is also auspicious to start any good work like marriage, construction of house, beginning of a factory and for inauguration of an educational institute.
Saraswati Puja is performed during the Purvahna (Purvanna) Kaal on Vasant Panchami Day. Purvahna Kaal is the time after the morning and before afternoon. Vasant Panchami is celebrated on the day, when panchami tithi prevails during the Purvahna Kaal. Saraswati Puja is also performed during the Shardiya Navratri.