Shrawan vrat observed today

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Shrawan vrat observed today
Devotees worshipping Lord Shiva

The Fourth/last Monday of Shrawan is being observed today. The 5th month of the Hindu calendar Shrawan is considered as the auspicious month to worship Load Shiva. It is believed that devotees will get their wishes fulfilled by worshipping Lord Shiva on the month of Shrawan, especially on the Mondays. They visit temples of Lord Shiva in the early morning and offer Bel leaves, fruits and water to Lord Shiva on this occasion.

Worshippers observe fast and only consume fruits and water on Monday. The devotees are expected to not consume alcohol and eat non-veg. Food items containing ginger and garlic are also avoided.

Mehandi in hands
Mehandi in Hands of Hindu Lady .

Both the married and unmarried women load their hands with red, green and yellow bangles and decorate their palms with beautiful designs of mehendi/henna tattoos. The married women wear green bangles and beautify their palms with mehendi for the prosperity and welfare of the family while unmarried girls put it as a prayer for their happiness and for a life as colorful and deep as the mehendi itself.

However, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic is still prevalent, Temples around Nepal are still closed.

Kedareshwor temple at Bansgadi, Bardiya
Kedareshwor temple at Bansgadi, Bardiya

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