Vasant Panchami also known as Saraswati Puja or Shree Panchami, is a Hindu festival.
Vasant Panchami has a specific meaning, Vasant or Basant means spring, whereas Panchami means the fifth day. It falls on the fifth day of spring month i.e. Magha month as per the Hindu calender. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture.
Since ancient times, there is a tradition of worshipping Goddess Saraswati on the day of Basant Panchami. There is a belief that Goddess Saraswati appeared on this day and to celebrate her birthday, her devotees perform her pooja.
Basant Panchami 2016 Date :
In 2016, Basant Panchami will be celebrated on 12th February 2016.