Maha Shivaratri Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Maha Shivaratri festival, The auspicious and greatest festival of Hindu god Shiva is being celebrated in Kathmandu, Nepal on the day of 07 March 2016. Hindu devotees are offering prayers to a Shiva Linga, a stone sculpture representing the phallus of Hindu god Lord Shiva, to mark the Maha Shivaratri festival.

Thousands of Hindu devotees are worshiping Lord Shiva by standing on a line in front of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu. Sadhus from all over the world gather here in Pashupatinath square to worship the Lord Shiva and celebrate the auspicious day of Hindu god. The celebration falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna or Magh every year and in 2016 it is being observed on the evening of 7 March.

Hindu people believed that worshiping on Shiva Rarti will cleansed of all their sins, making it one of the most important festivals for the Hindu religion. It is believed that bringing together two of the greatest forces in the universe, with Lord Shiva being known as the ‘destroyer’ of the Universe, paving the way for beneficial change.

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