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Maha Shiva Ratri is the day of the Hindu God Shiva and literally means “great night of Shiva”. It is usually celebrated on the month of February every year, according to the Hindu calendar. The festival is celebrated with the offerings of Woodapple leaves, cold water and milk to Lord Shiva on the new moon day of Magh.
It is celebrated with all-day fasting along chants of and all night long jagaran/vigil. Throughout the day, the devotees all around the Shiva temples chant the sacred Panchakshara mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva “Om Namah Shivaya” and Hindu temples across the country in Nepal, India are decorated with lights and colorful decorations. It is believed that the people who fast on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva bring good luck into their life.
The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu is one of the highly visited Temple on this day. This temple has four doors and it only opens on the day of Shivaratri for the devotees all around. Besides this, the tallest Shiva idol in the hill of Sanga is another attraction. And all the Shiva temples are seen crowded on this day. These are the ideal places to visit on this religious day.
This year we are planning to make trips to these ideal places. We can choose one of these ideal places or join us for one of these trip.
- Gather at Basantapur Durbar Square at 5a.m.
- Then, head to Sanga to the tallest idol of Lord Shiva
- Have breakfast on the way.
- Head to Pashupatinath Temple.
Date: 27-28th Feb. 2014
Price: Rs. 5,000 (Private transportation and lunch included)
If you would like to join this trip with us.
Please contact on:
Tel No: +977-1-4700029 ,
Mobile No: +977-9841559556
Skype ID: Clearskytreks