Sometimes Called as : Vasant Panchami, Shree Panchami, Sri Panchami, Basanta Panchamu
Basanta Panchamu represents the spring season of Nepal. It falls on the 5th day of bright lunar fortnight. On this day, Basanta Shrawan a religious function is held at the courtyard of Human Dhoka palace. It is also the festival celebrated to honor Swarswati, the Goddess of knowledge. Thousands of school and college students offer worships at the temple of Goddess Swarswoti. books, pens, musical instruments, ink and spinning wheels are also worshipped on the occasions. Sarswati temples of Swoyambhu and Gairidhara are the centre of such religious activities in Kathmandu.