Goddess Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of learning, wisdom, music, and aesthetics. She is also known as Bharati (eloquence), Shatarupa (existence), Vedamata ('mother of the Vedas'), Brahmi, Sarada, Vagisvari, and Putkari. As Vac, she is the goddess of speech. The four hands hold items with symbolic meaning — a pustaka (book), a mālā (rosary, garland), a water pot and a musical instrument (vīnā). The book she holds symbolizes the Vedas representing the universal, divine, eternal, and true knowledge as well as all forms of learning. The rosary of crystals, in another hand, signifies the power of meditation and spirituality. The musical instrument — veena — stands for her expertise in various art forms.
Saraswati is the Goddess of Learning and Knowledge. By sitting on a lotus, Saraswati signifies that She is Herself rooted in the Supreme Reality, and symbolizes supreme knowledge. The white color symbolizes purity and knowledge. The white sari that the Goddess is wearing denotes that She is the embodiment of pure knowledge." One of the most famous festivals associated with Goddess Saraswati is the Hindu festival of Vasant Panchami. Celebrated on the 5th day in the Hindu calendar month of Magha (month), it is also known as Saraswati Puja and Saraswati Jayanti in India.
One of the best possible ways to worship Her is to learn. Learn anything you wish, and consciously dedicate your process of learning to Her, recognizing that She is the learning process itself, as well as the knowledge that you gain.