Holidays in Nepal. Sri Panchami or Saraswati Puja

The Sri Panchami holiday is Hindu and it is celebrated in honor of the goddess of wisdom and knowledge – Saraswati. Adherents of the Hindu religion in Nepal, and there are 80 percent of the total population here, worship the goddess Saravati and ask for more wisdom and knowledge. Usually the holiday is celebrated at the end of January or in the first half of February.

This day is very important for all students. In the morning they take a bath, put on clean and new clothes, perform a prayer in front of books and visit the temple of the goddess Saraswati, where special services are held.

Students believe that worshiping the goddess on this day expands their horizons of knowledge, and their studies will be more fruitful and successful.

Parents who have babies at home take them to the temples and make them write the first words on the walls of the temple. The first reading lesson is given on this day at the Saraswati temple. Nepalese believe that the goddess of knowledge will help children achieve great success in their studies and further work. This day in Nepal is also revered by Buddhists. They conduct services in monasteries dedicated to the Bodhisattva Manjushri – the patron saint of Knowledge and Wisdom.

Astrologers in Nepal believe that Sri Panchami Day is the perfect time to tie the knot. It is good to give a name to newborn babies on this day. All babies born on this day are given a sacred name – nwaran.