Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is the festival celebration of the birthday of the supreme god of Hindus. It is dedicated to the Lord Shiva falls in February or March. This is one of the main festivals of Nepal meaning “Night of Lord Shiva”. People celebrate Shivaratri on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Magh (Nepali month).

Millions of followers visit Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, one of the holiest temples of the Hindus.  Hindus people who believe in Shiva chant Om Namah Shivay and Maha Mritunjaya all night praying for light over darkness. Visitors witness the vibrant atmosphere with keen interest as colorful and uncovered sadhus meditate, pose for photographs, and interact with disciples.

Maha Shivaratri is known as one of the most celebrated religious festivals for Hindus. Every year, Hindus from all over the world throng many Shiva temples during this festival. Pashupatinath Temple is the place with the biggest crowd on this day.  Indian tourists enjoy visiting during the most auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

Apart from Puja and Darshan other attractions for visitors to the temple locality at the time will be the colorful crowd including good-looking Sadhu Baba’s from different parts of Nepal and India. People come to Pashupatinath to observe and see the different kinds of Sadhu Baba and their events. Some Sadhus cover themselves in ashes, while others prefer to remain completely naked.

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