Devi Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of Knowledge, Learning, Art, Music, Wisdom, Philosophy, Creativity and Nature.The goddess Saraswati is often depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white, often seated on a white lotus, which symbolizes light, knowledge and truth.Dhyana mantra describes Devi Saraswati to be as white as the moon, clad in a white dress, bedecked in white ornaments, radiating with beauty, holding a book & a pen in the hands.The book & pen represent knowledge.

In West Bengal the festival celebrated every year on the 5th day in the Hindu calendar month of Magha.The hindus celebrate this festival in temples, homes and educational institutes.