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Mahashivaratri festival being observed today
  Kathmandu, Nepal      February 13 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal: The great festival of Mahashivaratri is being celebrated in Nepal and around the world by the Hindus by worshiping Lord Shiva at various Lord Shiva shrines, ponds and rivers. 

The Mahashivaratri is used to celebrate with the belief that Lord Shiva was born in the auspicious day.  The festival is regarded as a national festival. The government has declared public holyday today to mark the day.

There is a religious belief that Lord Shiva will bless to those who offers milk, Belpatra and Dhaturo observing the night-long fasting devoting Lord Shiva.

There is also a tradition of warming to the Lord Shiva by organizing bonfires at public squares, houses, temples and Shiva shrines with prayers to please Lord Shiva at today night. 

Likewise, thousands of devotees from within and outside the country have thronged the Pashupatinath temple at Kathmandu from early morning.  Sadhus and Babas have started congregating at Pashupatinath temple area.