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Adventures of Two Americans Living and Working in Nepal

Shivaratri at Pashupatinath Temple

Another day in Nepal, another festival celebrated.

Yesterday was the Hindu festival of Shivaratri, a day where devotees give blessings, offerings and worship to the Hindu God Shiva. It’s an especially special day in Kathmandu, since the city is home to the Pashupatinath Temple, located on the banks of the Bagmati River, where Shiva is believed to once have lived.

The temple is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindu holy men, or “sadhus,” who come in by the droves from India to celebrate the festival. Some photos taken at Pashupati yesterday!

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2 thoughts on “Shivaratri at Pashupatinath Temple

  1. I really wanted to make it over to Pashupatinath yesterday, but my husband said it would be too crowded. maybe next year… :)

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