Shree Panchami also known as Basanta Panchami is being celebrated today across the country by worshipping Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music and culture.
The day is very special for students and new learners. Students take early bath, observe the mass Saraswati Puja in schools, visit temples and listen to Basanta Shrawan.
Many families mark this day by sitting with young children, encouraging them to write their first words with their fingers, while some just study or create music together. Goddess Saraswati is worshiped with various names such as Bharati, Sharada, Jagatmata, Bageshwari, Kaumari, Baradayani and Kamdhenu.
Meanwhile, the Basanta Shrawan ritual is to be organized at Nasalchowk of Hanumandhoka in the capital at 10.47 am on Thursday. According to the Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Bikas Samiti (Calendar Determination Committee), the ritual event is to be held at Nasalchowk at the auspicious time of 10.47 am this morning.