Maha-Shivaratri or Shivaratri is the festival to worship one of the Hindu Trinity – Lord Shiva. Shivaratri literally translates as the Night of Shiva and it is the most important occasion to worship the god. Maha-Shivaratri celebration in Nepal is one of the most important festivals.
Shiva is one of the Trinity in Hinduism and plays the role of a destroyer. He is the most revered god of all in Hinduism. His temples are commonly found throughout the country. And, on Shivaratri, the Shiva temples around Nepal get special celebrations.
Nepal is observing and celebrating Shivaratri today for this year and Shiva temples are full of devotees. Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu observes the biggest celebration of the day where hundreds of thousand devotees and pilgrims visit. The temple does not only get devotees from Kathmandu but also from other parts of the country and India too.
Maha-Shivaratri Celebration in Nepal
The festival is celebrated by the Hindus living across the country. It is the night of Shiva and Parvati’s union, thus, an important day. However, it is not the only reason why the day is important. There are many other mythical beliefs behind the celebration.
Whatever the reason might be, the day has its importance, which every Hindu living in the country celebrates. From small to big Shiva temples, people flock to worship the destroyer.
An Immersive Cultural Tour Experience
A tour to the Pashupatinath temple on Shivaratri can also be a great cultural tour experience in Nepal. It can be a part of a bigger tour itinerary while it can also be only a day tour. Either way, you will get to observe and immerse in the spiritual and cultural vibes of the day.
As it is the main day to worship Shiva, you can experience a wave of people heading towards the temple. Exploring the Pashupatinath temple and its surroundings on Shivaratri is an overwhelming cultural experience that you can cherish.
Festival Tour in Nepal
Nepal observes and celebrates many festivals of various faiths throughout the year. If you want to experience a festival tour in Nepal, the Maha-Shivaratri celebration can certainly be one of many. Although you can plan a festival tour throughout the year, the Shivaratri celebration will have a unique experience.
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Happy Shivaratri to all.