KATHMANDU, Feb 13: As Hindus are marking Maha Shivaratri on Tuesday, devotees across the country and from the different parts of the world are gathering in Kathmandu to celebrate the holy festival at Pashupatinath.
To mark Maha Shivaratri, hundreds of sadhus and naga babas have gathered here from all across the subcontinent to lounge beside their dhuni (bonfire) on the extensive Pashupatinath premises. They represent various sects and play a major role in the spiritual and social life of South Asia.
They were seen smoking gaja (marijuana) and powdering ashes on their bodies.
Here are some glimpses of sadhus busy in various activities captured on Maha Shivaratri: