Devotees throng Pashupatinath temple to observe ‘Shrawan Sombar’Lord Shiva showers fortune on those who visit his shrines during the month of Shrawan, especially on Mondays, say devotees.
Hindu devotees thronged the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu today to mark the first Monday of Shrawan, the fourth month of the Nepali calendar, considered auspicious for the worship of Lord Shiva.
Hindu women across the country visit religious shrines and temples dedicated to Lord Shiva throughout the month. While some devout Hindus abstain from the consumption of meat and meat products throughout the month of Shrawan, others fast on Mondays. For devotees, Shrawan is a once-in-a-year opportunity to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva.
According to religious beliefs, one’s wishes are fulfilled and Lord Shiva showers fortune on the devotees who visit his shrines during the month of Shrawan, especially on Mondays.
Here are some photos taken by Post’s photographer Elite Joshi of devotees at the Pashupatinath temple on Monday.