Saraswati Puja in Nepal- The Festival for the Goddess of knowledge, Arts & Music
Saraswati Puja is also known as Shree Panchami is celebrated all over the country as an auspicious day to start afresh. It is celebrated between Magh to Falgun when there is Magh Sukla Panchami. You will get some details on which goddess is worshipped, her origin, how the detail is celebrated below:
- The meaning of Saraswati is “Sara” means essence and “Swati” means self. Together, it becomes self essence of a person.
- Saraswati is a goddess of music, wisdom, arts, and knowledge.
- The day is considered her birthday.
- According to Hindu traditions, Brahma created Saraswati from his mouth, as the incarnation of knowledge. She helped Brahma add order to the world.
- It is believed by many Nepalese people that from this day, the spring season will arrive.
- Devotees wear yellow-white clothes to mark the flowering mustard fields.
- If a person gulps 7 grains that are offered to the Saraswati, he/she will be knowledgeable wise.
- In Nepal, a special sweet, “Buniya” is distributed as Prasad.
- Children are taken to Saraswati Temple or schools to scribe their names, letters, numbers on the wall of temples.
- Ancient Royal Palance at Basantapur was inaugurated on the day of Saraswati Puja which is why there happen anniversary and small events.
- There are three main temples across Kathmandu Valley namely, 1. NIL Saraswati Temple at Gairidhara 2. Saraswati Temple at Swoyambhunath 3. Saraswati Temple at Lele.
- On this auspicious day, one can get married, start a new business, and dive into a new venture as it is considered a good day and timings.
- Various schools and colleges invite their students and worship the goddess.
- You can pierce the nose, ear, and other places.
So, these are the ones that got conveyed.