Photo Submission by GRIGORIADOU ELENI on Sep 04, 2012 - 02:09
About the Shot
Its the Sadhus that make Pashupatinath that extra bit special during Shivaratri/Nepal/Kathmadu/Pashupatinath Temple/Shivaratri festival 2010 The Mahashivaratri, the great day of Shiva is celebrated in the new moon period after winter [between February and March]. It is one of the most significant religious festival of Hindus. Million of pilgrims crowd every year the various shrines devoted to the divinity. The Mahashivaratri is linked to the consumption of the holy drink Bhang by the faithful and the smoking of marijuana in the form of chillum. Bhang is made of the flowers and leaves of cannabis, holy water from the river Gages, nuts, milk and sugar. It is namely a type of milkshake. The faithful consume it in the belief that it helps them focus in the worship of the divinity.