Saraswati Puja – Shree Panchami 2021
This year Shree Panchami falls on February 16, 2021. Every year the date of the festival is different. The festival can fall in either January or February. The festival also marks the start of the longer days and end of winter.
Video introduction of the festival (in Nepali language- Thanks to Anand Nepal for the video)
Saraswati is the goddess of students, musicians, sports person and everybody who use their brain to process things. Shree Panchami is considered to be the birthday of goddess Saraswati and the festival also known as Basanta Panchami – the start of the Basanta Season. Basanta is one of the six seasons in Nepal.
2017 – Saraswati Puja it was on February 1, 2017
2018 – I shared Photos and videos of the goddess It was on January 22, 2018
2019 – Does the goddess help to get good grades?
2020 – The festival was on January 3, 2020
2021 – This post – The festival was on February 16, 2021
2022 – Brahma story and details Feb 5, 2022
2023 – The festival is on January 25, 2023
Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music and culture. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Magh.
Mainly the Hindu and Sikh communities of Nepal and eastern parts of India celebrate Saraswati Puja festival. In addition to worshiping Saraswati, the festival also symbolizes the start of the spring season in Nepal.
(Read more about 6 Seasons in Nepal)
The prayer of Saraswati:
One who is so fair like garland of Kunda flower(a white flower) and snow flakes, who has worn white apparel;whose hand is placed on the stem of the Veena,
who sits on white lotus; one who has always been worshiped by lords like Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar; I need blessings of that goddess Saraswati who completely takes away lethargy from within.