Saraswati Puja observed across the countryDevotees, especially students, have been visiting temples of the goddess of learning since early Tuesday. The festival also marks the advent of spring.
Shree Panchami, also known as Basanta Panchami or Saraswati Puja, was observed across the country on Tuesday by worshipping Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music and culture.
Worshipping Saraswati on Basanta Panchami is believed to increase knowledge and wisdom.
Devotees, especially students, have been visiting the temples of the goddess at Swayambhu, Maitidevi Gairidhara in Kathmandu, Lele in Lalitpur as well as those in other districts since early morning.
In Nepal, Hindus and people from the Sikh communities observe this festival. The festival also marks the arrival of the basanta ritu, the spring season according to the Hindu calendar.
Here are some photos of Saraswati Puja celebrations in Kathmandu.