Shree Panchami, also known as Basanta Panchami, is being celebrated today across the country.

The festival is celebrated by worshipping Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music, and culture.

Educational institutions organise worship programmes to pay homage to the goddess of knowledge.

The festival marks the onset of spring.

Photos by photojournalist Balkrishna Thapa for The Himalayan Times