KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Shrawan is one of the holiest months in the Hindu calendar. Devotees of Lord Shiva perform religious rituals and take brata (fasting) on this day. Each Monday of the month, known as Shrawan Sombar, is a special day at Shiva temples. Hindu devotees walk barefoot and with holy water to offer to Lord Shiva.

Amid the pandemic, with the eased lockdown, the fervor of Shrawan has begun. Shrawan is a sacred month for Hindus, the fourth month of the Bikram Sambat calendar. It is known as the ‘month of Shiva’ according to Hindu mythology. During this month, devotees pay their homage to lord Shiva in nearby temples.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Today is Shrawan 1st as per the Nepali calendar. With the beginning of the month, cosmetic shops are filled with red, yellow and green bangles, pote, tika and henna. Despite the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, women are seen visiting shops to purchase varieties of cosmetic items.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

July 27, 2019 19:00 pm

The week in pictures for the week July 21 - July 27

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KATHMANDU, July 22: A large number of Hindu devotees especially women have thronged the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu from early morning today to worship on the first Monday of the holy month of Shrawan as per the Nepali calendar.

8 Trending Mehendi Designs

July 20, 2019 18:45 pm

Women love applying mehndi on special occasions. With month of Shrawan being welcomed the craze of mehendi is increasing. From detailed mehendi designs to less elaborative ones. Different mehendi designs are used for different occasions. There must be hardly any person who would want to say no to these types of Mehendi designs:

Colors of Shrawan

July 30, 2018 08:35 am

KATHMANDU, July 30: There’s an age-old Nepali proverb which roughly translates to, a bull that goes blind in Shrawan sees everything green his entire life. It’s been rightly stated, as not just nature, but the color preference during the whole of Shrawan is dominated by green and other earthy colors, including yellow, and red.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari attended the Basanta Shrawan ritual at the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square premises this morning.

Revolutionary wordsmith Shrawan Mukarung

November 21, 2017 09:42 am

Enticing the readers through his poems, songs and proses, Shrawan Mukarung has invited a revolution in Nepali writing. Originally from Bhojpur, his journey as a writer began at an early age of 15 when he acknowledged his love for writing and moved Kathmandu in 2042 to give wings to his dream as a writer.

Shrawan festivities in a package

July 27, 2017 14:46 pm

With the onset of New Year, Nepalis await a trail of festivals. Nepal is a country adorned with diverse culture, while 123 languages are spoken within the territory. These festivals reflect our cultural identity and are reminder of solidarity. Among other months, Shrawan marks several auspicious occasions celebrated across the country. This year, major Shrawan festivals, including Janai Purnima, Rakshya Bandhan and Naag Panchami have arrived in package on Friday.

Green Green Month of Shrawan

July 20, 2017 11:41 am

“Many females follow Shrawan rituals without knowing the reasons or logic behind them. If thought logically, it may seem that there is no sense in wishing for your husband’s longevity by staying hungry and wearing green color. But, once you understand the meaning behind any ritual, your faith becomes strong.”

KATHMANDU, July 17: A large number of devotees lined up from 2 am today at the gate leading to Pashupati temple. However, the gate was opened at 3 am only.

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.

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.