615 HIKES and counting

Top Stories




Theme Shivaratri 2011
Date: 2nd March, 2011
Location Pashupatinath Temple and surroundings
Photographers Ashish Bhujel, Bishwas Bhatta, Dijup Tuladhar, Diwakar Panta, OmYadav, Pawan Pandey, Ravi Sharma, Sachin Karanjit, Sangharsha Bhattarai, Shutterbug and Suresh Maharjan

Shivaratri, an auspicious day for the worshipers of Lord Shiva, is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. Shiva the Destroyer of Evil is among the most praised and worshiped of all the Gods in the Hindu religion. Among thousands of monuments and idols representing Shiva, Pashupatinath shrine is considered to be the most regarded and holy of all. People of all age group visit the shrine on the Shivaratri festival. On this day, people fast throughout the day. At dawn, worshipers take a holy bath or dip in the river and go to the temple to worship. Interestingly, this day, devotees and non devotees alike freely indulge in smoking marijuana and bhang considering them as the prashad of Shiva. It is believed that Shiva himself is very fond of it. Continuing the yearly trend, EU volunteers also thronged to the Pashupatinath area capturing the festival from their perspective. We have also received entries from new contributors.

13 thoughts on “Shivaratri

  1. you are in reality a just right webmaster. The website loading velocity is incredible. It sort of feels that you are doing any distinctive trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve performed a wonderful process in this subject!

  2. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good site with interesting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for making this web-site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  3. Awesome post. I’m a normal visitor of your site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I will be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  4. My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on numerous websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform. I have heard fantastic things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  5. Awesome write-up. I’m a regular visitor of your website and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I’ll be a regular visitor for a long time.

Leave a Reply