shivaratri fire burning in the street in kathmandu (nepal)


Shivaratri fire in the street in Kathmandu (Nepal)

On the day of Shivaratri, Nepali people lit-up bonfires in the streets of Kathmandu (often on squares and in front of Temples).­ The street fires are to honor Lord Shiva's Birthday.­

For more info about the Shivaratri festival, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Maha_­Shivaratri.

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Photos of the Maha Shivaratri Hindu festival 2013 at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu (Nepal).­

Maha Shivaratri (the 'Great Night of Shiva') is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva.­

In Nepal, Shivaratri is particularly celebrated in the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu.­

For more info about the Shivaratri festival, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Maha_­Shivaratri.

For more info about the Pashupatinath Temple, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Pashupatinath_­Temple.

Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­