A devotee worshiping at Pashupatinath Temple on Monday. (Prabin Koirala/Repblica)
KATHMANDU, July 18: Hindu devotees thronged the Pashupatinath Temple since early morning today to observe the first 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 2:00 am today, Pashupati Area Development Trust member secretary Govind Tandon said. RSS