Devotees throng Shiva temples on Shrawan's first Monday in Nepal

17th Jul, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 17: A large number of devotees in Nepal thronged Shiva Temples on first Monday of Shrawan, holy month devoted to Lord Shiva.

Every Monday of Shrawan is considered auspicious and important to appease Lord Shiva as devotes believe that worshiping him on this day would lead to fulfillment of all the desires.

Devotees on Monday flocked to Pashupatinath Temple in capital Kathmandu and queued up to get into the temple for worship from 2 a.m. local time though the gates usually open at 3 a.m.

"It is for my family, eternal peace for oneself and I stood in queue since six in the morning," one of the devotees after worshiping Lord Shiva in Pashupatinath, told ANI.

Enlisted as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Pashupati Temple is a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River.

"Women regard Monday as a good day to worship and keep fast on this day for the long life and eternity of their husbands," another devotee said.

Apart from its religious importance, the Pashupatinath Temple is also regarded as the saviour of Nepal at the times of difficulties.

Apart from Pashupati other Shiva Temples or Shivalayas in capital Kathmandu also witnessed the surge of devotees on the day that is devoted to Lords Shiva.