Cultural Tour

Maha Shivaratri 2023

  • Duration: 06 Day
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The Maha Shivaratri festival will be conducted on 18 February 2023. Maha Shivaratri is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the lunar-solar month of the Hindu calendar, Shivaratri falls on the 13th night/14th day of the month, which results in different dates every year (February).
Maha Shivaratri is the great festival celebrating lord Shiva’s power. People believe that fasting on this night and offering prayers to Lord Shiva will bring them good luck in their life. During this festival, lots of people from all over the world come to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

Devotees have only one meal on the day of Tridashi, before Shivaratri fast. On Shivaratri day, they complete the morning ritual, promise Sankalpa and strictly fast during the whole day. Sankalpa means that the devotees promise self-determination during the fasting period and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva to fast without any interference to end it successfully.
Devotees have a bath in Bagmati holy river in Pashupatinath. They take a second bath in the evening before going to Shiva Puja or to temple. They break their fast by worshipping Shiva at night and take a bath on the next day.

To get the maximum benefit from fasting, devotees must fast from sunrise to the end of Chaturdashi Tithi. According to contradictory opinions, devotees should break their fast only after the end of Chaturdashi. But there is a belief that both Shiva Puja and Paran breaking the fast should be done within fourteen days.

The following day after midnight a puja is celebrated with feasting fairs, and more.
Ardent Shiva devotees worship Shiva four times a night during the Nishita time, when Lord Shiva appeared on earth as a linga. Sadhus dance, smoke, and beg from devotees,

for see the date of Shiva Ratri festival click on itinerary,

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Day 01: 15 February 2023. Arrive Kathmandu Nepal - International airport

Kathmandu international airport to Hotel, 20/30 minutes drive from airport to hotel, Overnight Hotel with BB,

Day 02: 16 February 2023. Sight seeing - Kathmandu valley

First we visit Swayabhunath temple, then Patan Durbar square and lunch break, then Boudha nath stupa, and back to Hotel, O/N with BB,

Day 03: 17 February 2023. Sight seeing - Bhaktapur-Changunarayan temple

Drive to Bhaktapur city, lunch, and Drive to chagunarayan temple, and back to Kathmandu, O/N Hotel with BB,

Day 04: 18 February 2023. Explore festival - exploring on festival

drive to pashupatinath temple, and exploring the day of festival, many devotees come to offer and sadhus are smoking and people are begging some amount in every street by blocking the rope with carrying Shiva photos, then lunch there, back to Hotel, O/N hotel with BB,

Day 05: 19 February 2023. rest Kathmandu - some hour walk on street

visit on street near asan street to buy some souvenir, and back to hotel and prepare luggage, O/N Hotel with BB,

Day 06: 20 February 2023. Final Departure - to Kathmandu International airport

drive to Kathmandu International airport by private vehicle, leave 3 hours before from hotel according to your flight schedule,

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    06 days
  • Best Time:
    18 February 2023, Saturday,
  • Group Size:
    1-20 Pax

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