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    Posted March 28, 2013 by
    Kathmandu, Nepal
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    Holy Men (Sadhus) of Nepal and India


    The Holy Men of Nepal and India celebrate the Maha Shivaratri Festival March of 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal.


    The King of all Lords in the Hindu religion is Lord Shiva, legend has it that he lived in Kathmandu Nepal. The festival of Maha Shivaratri is one of the biggest and most celebrated events of the Hindu year. Lord Shiva is also known as the God of Destruction or Destroyer of Evil, and the day of his creation is the day that is honoured and celebrated by the Hindu followers as his birth date. The festival is held on the thirteenth night until the morning of the fourteenth day, in the month of Phalguna, as indicated on the Hindu calendar.

    Visitors are welcomed at these ceremonies, and can join in on this extraordinary opportunity to experience the festival first hand.


    Many legends and stories of the Maha Shivaratri have momentous meaning to the Hindu's. Many Hindu rituals are performed to express their commitment to Shiva. It's clearly a colourful show stopper and an amazing event for onlookers.

    Rob MacRiner, Toronto, Canada

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