Goddess of education being worshipped through Saraswati Puja today
KATHMANDU: On the occasion of Saraswati Puja, also known as the day of Magh Shukla Panchami, the Goddess Saraswati is worshipped all over the country.
It is believed that worshipping Saraswati on this day, also known as Basanta Panchami, increases wisdom as spring begins. There is a crowd of devotees in Saraswati temples across the country.
There is the belief that sending children to school from this day will increase one’s knowledge and wisdom. It is also considered an auspicious occasion for children of school-going age to be taught the alphabet.
Since this day is auspicious in itself, it is said that one can perform all kinds of social and religious activities including marriage and fasting. On this day, it is also customary to pierce the nose and ears of children.
Worship has been going on since morning at Saraswati temples in Swayambhu, Maitidevi, Nilsaraswati in Garidhara, Lele of Lalitpur and other districts.