Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri the festival celebration of birthday of supreme god of Hindus to dedicated to the Lord Shiva which falls in February or March. This is one of the main festivals of Nepal Exactly meaning of “Night of the Lord Shiva”. As per the Hindu lunar calendar Shivaratri is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Magh (name of the month)

Millions of followers visit Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, one of the holiest temples of the Hindus.  Hindus people who believes with Shiva chant Om Namah Shivay and Maha Mritunjaya all night praying for light over darkness. Visitors are seen enjoying the atmosphere with interest, as colorful and uncovered sadhus are seen meditating, posing for photographs and interacting with disciples.

Maha Shivaratri is known as one of the most celebrated religious festivals for Hindus. Every year Hindus from all over the world are seen thronging many Shiva temples during this festival. Pashupatinath Temple is the place with the biggest crowd on this day.

Spring is one of the best times to visit Nepal, and 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’s and their events; some Sadhus are covered is ashes while some prefer to be completely naked.