KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Shree Panchami, also known as Basanta Panchami or Saraswati Puja, is being celebrated across the country by worshipping Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music and culture, today.
DAMAK, Jan 22: Since the last few weeks, Nabin Baral, chief of ward no 3 of Damak Municipality, Jhapa, comes out of his home holding a blazing torch. His neighbors, on the other hand, are found beating plates, blowing conch shells and lighting firecrackers.
KAVREPALANCHOWK, Jan 21: Shree Swasthani Brata Katha, a ritual observed by Nepali Hindus since Poush Shukla Purnima (full moon day), has begun from January 1. The festival lasts a month and end in Magh Shukla Purnima.