Shadhus of Shivaratri celebrated the festival. But life will not be easy in Pashupati Nath all the time. So they have to leave with thier belongings. A photo blog by Shruti Shrestha
They came, they celebrated (and puffed) and they are leaving the Pashupati Nath Temple. Shadhus who came Kathmandu for Shivaratri festival leave the temple and head back to their original destination. All pics except the last four by Shruti Shrestha
And he got the travel fare: A yogi counts the money (Rs. 50 and more) that he got as Dachhina at Pashupati Nath during a farewell ceremony of Shadhus.
Not just male Sadhus but their female counterparts also enjoyed the Shivaratri ceremony.
The “Lakh Batti” ceremony.
With all these stuffs, it is widely believed that Sadhus of Shivaratri also take away chilling cold of Kathmandu valley with them.
A Yogi collects his musical instrument (Madal) at Krishna Mandir, Pashupati Nath before departing.
Nepali Shadhus at Krishna Mandir before leaving for their destination
Nepali Shadhu Ram Chamar from Dhanusha at Krishna Mandir, Pashupati Nath during the farewell ceremony for Shadhus.
A sadhu exits Pashupatinath Mandir on his journey back to India on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. All pics below by Todd Krainin
A young Hindu Priest inside Ram Mandir helps to serve the Sadhus a final meal before their departure on Tuesday.
Sadhus depart the main gate of Pashupatinath Mandir on Tuesday after the temple celebrated their Shivaratri pilgrimage.
Pashupatinath bids farewell to the Sadhus who came to Shivaratri by offering them a final meal before they depart on Tuesday.