Vasant Panchami is dedicated to Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, science and technology. It is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami. Worship Goddess Saraswati enlightens one with knowledge and rids us of lethargy, sluggishness and ignorance. Traditionally children are taught to write their first words on this day. This is known as Akshar-Abhyasam or Vidya-Arambham/Praasana and is a popular ritual. Pujas are arranged at educational institutions seeking blessings. Many also consider the day auspicious to begin all kinds of good work.