It is believed that on this day goddess Saraswati was born. Hindus celebrate Vasant
Panchami with great fervor in temples, homes and even schools and colleges. Saraswati’s
favorite color white assumes special significance on this day. Statues of the goddess
are dressed in white clothes and are worshiped by devotees adorning white garments.
Saraswati is offered sweets which are given away as ‘prasad’ to all people attending
the ritual worship. There is also a custom of ancestor worship, known as ‘Pitri-Tarpan’
in many parts of India during Vasant Panchami.