Saraswati Puja being observed

KATHMANDU: Saraswati Puja, an occasion to worship the goddess of knowledge and wisdom, is being observed across the country on Friday.
Students, teachers, musicians, artists, researchers, beginners are worshiping Goddess Saraswati on the day of the puja.
The Hindu festival is widely known as Shree Panchami.
Parents and guardians start teaching letters and numbers to their children today. Many others enrolled their wards in school, with the belief that it is an auspicious day. Educational institutions are worshipping Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, on the school premises.
Devotees and students have thronged different Saraswati temples in the Kathmandu Valley and across the country since early morning.
According to the Hindu calendar, the Shreepanchami also signifies the end of the winter season and beginning of spring, and is also called Basanta Panchami.

Source: The Himalayan Times
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