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Maha Shivaratri Festival at Pashupatinath

Maha Shivaratri is one of the most popular festival of Nepalese Hindu people celebrated honoring Lord Shiva, the Lord of all Lords in Hindu Religion. The festival is widely celebrated in various Shiva Shakti Peeths in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. It falls in the month of February/March (Magh/Falgun) on the night of Falgun Krishna Chaturdasi according to Hindu Lunar Calendar. Thousands of deveotees visit the famous shiva shakti peeth Pashupatinath - the main temple in Kathmandu.

Shivaratri is litterally meaning the great night of Shiva where there will be an cultural activity of singing, dancing and fasting. During the festival, married woman pray for the well being and long live of thier husbands whereas unmarried woman pray for a husband like shiva.

Pashupatinath Shivaratri Festival



Dates for Shivaratri in Nepal 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019:
Shivaratri in 2013 was on Sunday 10th of March
Shivaratri in 2014 was on Friday 28th of February
Shivaratri in 2015 was on Tuesday 17th of February
Shivaratri in 2016 was on Monday 7th of March
Shivaratri in 2017 was on Friday 24th of February
Shivaratri in 2018 is on Tuesday 13th of February
Shivaratri in 2019 is on Monday 4th of March

Pashupatinath At Night




Sadhus at Pashupatinath



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