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Maha Shivaratri observed (photo feature)

Maha Shivaratri observed in Nepal, Feb. 21, 2020.

By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Feb. 21: The Hindu devotees across the country observed Maha Shivaratri today by visiting, praying and worshiping God Shiva at the Shiva shrines including the Pashupatinath Temple.

The festival is marked with the religious faith that super Brahma, one of three main gods in Hinduism, changed into Shiva at midnight on this day and worshiping, praying and visiting Shiva temples after taking holy baths in rivers, ponds and other sources of water would bring in peace and prosperity in one's life in this world and everlasting peace in the other world after death.

Thousands of devotees, also from India, Sri Lanka, visit the Pashupainath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines, to worship Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

Here are some photos taken today in the Pashupati temple area: