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Nepalese children write on temple wall to celebrate Shreepanchami festival

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A child writes with a chalk to celebrate the Shreepanchami festival at the Saraswati temple in Kathmandu on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

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Boys climb the wall of the Saraswati temple to write with chalk while celebrating the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu.

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A child writes with a chalk on the wall of the Saraswati temple.

Wikipedia: Shreepanchami festival is a Hindu festival celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and art. It is celebrated every year on the first day of spring. Traditionally during this festival children are taught to write their first words and most educational institutions organize special prayer for Saraswati.

The color yellow also plays an important role in this festival, in that people usually wear yellow garments, Saraswati is worshipped dressed in yellow, and yellow sweets are consumed within the families.

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Boys write with chalk to celebrate the Shreepanchami festival at the Saraswati temple in Kathmandu.