Saraswati Puja being observed across the nation

Saraswati Puja being observed across the nation

Saraswati Puja which is also known as Shree Panchami is being observed across the country on Sunday.

On this day, Students, teachers, musicians, artists, researchers, and beginners worship Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning, wisdom, knowledge and fine arts.

Educational institutions organise special programmes on school and college premises to mark the day.

Devotees and students thronged different Saraswati temples in the Kathmandu Valley and across the nation since early morning to perform puja.

Shree Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the waxing moon in the Nepali month of Magh every year.

From this very day, the sun starts moving to the northern hemisphere causing long days and signaling the advent of spring season.

Marriage ceremonies and other religious functions were also performed on this day as the day is believed to be auspicious in the Hindu culture.

Meanwhile, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav attended Basanta Shrawan ceremony organised on the occasion of Basanta Panchami at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in the capital city this morning.

The religious belief is it that the recitation and listening of verses about the Goddess Saraswati at the advent of spring season will enrich knowledge power.

Also present on the occasion were Vice-President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice, Chairman of the Cosnstituent Assembly, ministers, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, high-level government officials and chiefs of all four security agencies.

Priest at Nepal Ved Vidyashram, Bishnu Prasad Pokhrel, recited Basanta verses on the occasion and offered tika and prasad to the distinguished office-bearers.

On the occasion, a contingent of the Nepal Army (NA) had accorded guard of honour to the President.

Earlier, Secretary at Home Ministry, Surya Prasad Silwal, had welcomed the President.

Source: THT