Maha Shivaratri is one of the big festivals of Nepal and literally means “Night of Lord Shiva”. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Magh month, as per the Hindu lunar calendar. According to the

Kumari Regarded as a Living Goddess, a young Newar girl with no blemishes represents the Goddess Kumari. To local people she is the Goddess Kumari and is worshipped accordingly with great reverence. There are several legends telling how the current tradition