KATHMANDU, NEPAL, January 28, 2014 (Himalayan Times): Shreepanchami, also known as Basanta Panchami or Saraswati Puja, a remarkable day for every student, is just around the corner. On February 4, you will see throngs of students visiting temples of Saraswati early in the morning. They won't miss the chance to worship books, notebooks, pens and musical instruments. They even write on the walls of temple to get the Goddess' blessings. While many children start writing their first letters on this day, most of the educational institutions, too, celebrate the day together with their students. It is a day to pay homage to the Goddess of Learning.
Every festive celebration has its special significance. Saraswati Puja too has its value in Nepali culture. Sharmila Dahal, a BBS graduate from Kavre Multiple Campus, Banepa regards this day to remember and worship the Goddess of Knowledge. "It is a special day where one can start his/her learning process," she opines.