Month of Shrawan
The month of Shrawan is considered to be sacred month in Nepal. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the month observes women and girls keeping fast and adorning green, yellow and red bangles and pote. During this month, especially on Mondays, devotees, despite their ages and sexes, go to the Shiva temple to worship the Lord. It is believed that the unmarried girl keeping fast on every Monday of the month shall get the husband of her choice. The married women, however, keep the fast for the good health and prosperity of their husbands and family members.
Girls and women are also seen wearing green, yellow and red bangles on their hands and their palm decorated with mehendi. The devotees of Lord Shiva take pilgrimage to Bol Bam during this month and also large numbers of devotee are seen at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu during the entire month.
Photos by: Anisha Bhattarai