Devotees throng Pashupatinath on last Monday of Shrawan (photo feature)

Published On: August 15, 2016 02:49 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Hindu devotees thronged the Pashupatinath Temple since early morning today to observe the last Monday of the month Shrawan of the Nepali calendar.

The month of Shrawan in the Hindu calendar is considered as an auspicious period to worship Lord Shiva. Devotees are seen queuing up in the Pashupatinath to offer worship and prayers to Lord Shiva. It is believed that devotees get their wishes fulfilled by worshipping Lord Shiva in the month of Shrawan, especially on Mondays. They offer Bel leaves and water to Lord Shiva on this occasion.

Devotees started visiting the temple since 3:00 am today.

According to Pashupati Area Development Trust, President Bidyadevi Bhandari will arrive at the temple for worship at 6 pm.

Photos: Prabin Koirala


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