According to Pashupati Area Development Trust, at least 7 lakh devotees and pilgrims from India, Nepal are likely to visit the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal's capital city Kathmandu on February 27 to celebrate auspicious Mahashivaratri festival this year.
Naga babas will offer pooja to Lord Shiva, while
various artists will perform various musical and religious shows
during the festivities. The Namboothiri Brahmins from Kerala
perform the rites and rituals in the temple which is one of the most
significant Hindu temples of Shiva on the banks of the Bagmati River
flowing through Kathmandu and serves as the seat of the national
deity of Nepal. Temple's extensive grounds have an inscribed Licchavi
linga from the 7th century.
Pashupathinath is the regarded as the holiest of all
Shiva shrines in Nepal and Lord Shiva is the master of all living
beings of the universe as eulogized in the Vedas, Upnisada and other
religious texts of the Hindus. It is said that the temple was built
by Supus Padeva, a Linchchhavi King in 753 AD. Pashupatinath temple
area is also included in the list of world cultural heritage by
Here is my acrostic on SHIVA on the occasion of
S: Supreme God within Shaivism sect of
H: Hindu religion treated as the patron god of yoga
and arts, and worshiped in an
I: iconic form of Lingam to be
V: Valued as limitless, transcendent and eternal
element to be realized by perusing an
A: Ascetic life.