Saraswati Puja observed in Magh Month (January – February) is of great significance in Eastern and Northern Parts of India. Saraswati Puja in February 2011 is on February 8. The day is also observed as Basant Panchami and Sri Panchami. Some Hindu communities believe that Goddess Saraswathi, the goddess of learning and music, appeared on this day on earth. The day is also known as Boi Puja (book worship). Elaborate Saraswati puja is held on this day in houses, temples and in educational institutions. Yellow color dress is preferred on this day as it stands for prosperity and knowledge. Children are introduced to the world of letters on this day. Elders or pundits make youngsters write ‘Om.’ Educational institutions conduct special poojas and students in large numbers participate in these poojas. Saraswati Puja is held throughout the country on this day except in certain parts like Kerala, where it is held in October during Navratri and Vijaya Dasami.