Saraswati Puja is celebrated by worshipping the Goddess of education, speech, music, intellect and wisdom. It is celebrated all over India but is a very popular festival In Eastern India and especially in West Bengal, where Goddess Saraswati is worshipped in almost every household. Worshipping of the deity takes place in the Bengali month of Magha that is late January and early February. The rituals for the worship of the deity are observed on the fifth day on the month on Magha or spring season and thus Saraswati Puja is also known Vasant panchami.
On this day, along with worshipping of Goddess Saraswati, people in India and those settled abroad exchange Saraswati Puja greetings and wish each other well. On this auspicious day, the social networking sites, such as facebook, myspace are flooded with the Saraswati Puja greetings in the form of e cards, messages, images with beautiful quotes etc. Indians who are settled in other countries miss their hometown during this festival season and the only way they can connect with their relatives and friends is by exchanging Saraswati Puja greetings by sending e cards and texts and messages in whatsapps, facebook, twitter and other networking sites. These messages and texts create a sense of belonging.