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Maha Shivaratri

5 Apr

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is celebrated annually by Hindu in honor of God Shiva. Maha Shivaratri means the “great night of Shiva” which is celebrated once a year in late winter (February/March). Many followers from Nepal and India gather to Pashupatinath Temple one of the holiest shrines of Hindu in Kathmandu to worship Lord Shiva. According to the Hindu myth Lord Shiva is consider as the protector or guardian of everything that exists. People are celebrating Maha Shivaratri by remembering Lord Shiva and chanting prayers. People use to gather at Temples, lit a fire, fasting and doing meditation to evolve restrain, honesty and forgiveness. The celebration also includes all night vigil, offer fruits, sweets and milk to Shiva. At evening people use to gather around at junctions of home to make bonfire, warm themselves and eat prasad (holy meal).

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