Maha Shivaratri is one of Nepal’s biggest festivals and actually means “The Shiva’s Night”. Maha Shivaratri is one of the most celebrated religious festivals for Hindus of Nepal.  The stars in the Northern Hemisphere are thought to be at the best positions on this day to help raise the spiritual energy of a human. One of the most famous religious festivals for Hindus is Maha Shivaratri. Every year during this holiday, Hindus from around the globe are seen lining in many Shiva temples. Pashupatinath temple is seen to have the biggest crowd on this very special day. Hundreds of thousands of devotees visit Kathmandu’s Pashupatinath Temple, one of the Hindu’s most sacred shrines.

Devotees all night chanting “Om Namah Shivay” and “Mahamritunjaya” praying over darkness for the light. Tourists are seen enjoying the atmosphere by meditating, posing for photographs and interacting with disciples. Special attendance camps are built in temple courtyards.  In honor of the special night, children are also seen collecting donations from passers-by on this day planning for holy meal and bonfire.