However, Vasant Panchami day in modern times is more associated with Maa Saraswati, the goddess of learning, wisdom, knowledge, sophistication, fine arts, science and technology. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped and the day is handled by the revelers as Saraswati the birthday. people worship Goddess Saraswati to reach enlightenment through knowledge and get rid of lethargy, inertia and ignorance.
Vasant Panchami is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Magh (spring season, January to February). there is celebrated as Saraswati Puja mainly over the eastern parts of India and Sri Panchami in other parts of Bengal. in the Punjab region, Basant is celebrated as the Basant Festival of kites: kite festivals are held in towns like Firozpur. In terms of its cultural significance, the festival compared with Chinese New Year and the Christian Candlemas, with the subsequent 40-day stretch between Vasant Panchami and Holi in comparison with the Christian Lenten season.
Saraswati puja is done in Tamil Nadu on the ninth day of navratri in the month of ashwin.