Small kid writing on the wall of temple of Goddess Saraswati on the occasion of Shree Panchami
One of the most important festivals in Nepal, is Saraswati Pooja also known as Shree Panchami, Basanta panchami. Basanta Panchami is the day when winter draws to an end and spring begins. Basanta Panchami falls in January-February (Magh – Fagun). We worship Goddess Saraswati in this day.
This day is very auspicious day and is the day for many Nepali kids. Children start writing their first letters and alphabets. Children are taken to temple of Goddess Saraswati and asked to read and write first letter of their life. The wall of Swaraswati temples are scribbled by Nepali Alphabet, numbers and slokas across the country. It is very important day for every kid as it is believed, Shree Panchami is the best day to start learning new things. Students also worship reading and writing materilas like books, pens, notebooks and other instruments. Musician worship his/her instruments and other professionals worships their own tools. Hence, this is the day when we worship the source of knowledge, art and education.