KATHMANDU, NEPAL, February 15, 2013 (Himalayan Times): Hindu devotees today observed the Saraswati Puja, also known as Basanta Panchami, by worshipping Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, across the county.
Students, teachers, musicians, artists and others worshipped the Goddess. The kids who are about to enroll at school were made to scribble letters today with a belief that the Goddess bless them as they seek knowledge.
Devotees and students were seen thronging various Saraswati temples in the Kathmandu Valley and across the country since early morning. According to the Hindu calendar, the day also marks the end of the winter and beginning of the spring season.