KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Shree Panchasmi also known as Basanta Panchami or Saraswati Puja, is being celebrated across the country by worshipping Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music and culture, on Wednesday.
The festival is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Magh. People from the Hindu and Sikh communities mainly in Nepal and eastern India observe this festival.
The festival is taken as the symbol of an advent of the spring season as plants start sprouting. RSS