KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Hindu devotees across the country have thronged in Pashupatinath temple and to other Hindu shrines from early morning today to pay homage to their near and dear ones, who died over the last one year, on the occasion of Bala Chaturdashi.
Families of those deceased sow the Satbeej (many different seeds) and lit lights praying for eternal peace to the deceased on this day. In Pashupati, the devotees have observed penance the whole night from the last night and have taken the holy dips this morning to sow the seeds.
The holy seeds of paddy, maize, wheat, barley, and others are sown at Kailash, Gaurighat, Aryaghat, and Guheswori of Pashupati area, and Panchase, Galeshwor and Lord Shiva’s shrines across the country in Bala Chaturdashi that falls on Marga Krishna Chaturdashi.
As per the Hindu mythology, one’s ancestors will rest in heaven if such seeds are sown in the shrines of Lord Shiva after lighting the lamps in their memory on the night of Marga Krishna Trayodashi.