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ब्लग - साहित्य / नेपाली चाडपर्व तथा महत्त्वपूर्ण दिनहरू

The divine day to observe and worship the water reflection of PashupatiNath

In the bank of Bagmati River and under the lap of mountainous range, there lies the supreme form of Lord shiva in the holy Pashupatinath temple. The fate of Bagmati River is to integrate in Ganga and eventually to the ocean, similarly Pashupatinath manifests the ultimate energy and awakening about the life and death of mankind. This is the holiest place for Hindu and a full circle of Hindu pilgrimage is incomplete without stepping in the holy pashupat area. This prehistoric religious avenue is sited in several ancient texts and incidents of sanatan philosophy. Surrounded by devpatan, jayabageshwori, gaurighat, Chabahil, Kutumbahal, Sifal, Gaushala, Pinglasthan and Slesamantak forest, Pashupatinath area extends up to 264 hectares including about 492 temples/ monuments and more than 1000 shivalingas. 

Today I will be narrating this specific day when devotees are offered the water reflection glimpse of Pashupatinath. This is not an ordinary ceremony or a mediocre ritual, it happens once a year and is observed by hundreds of devotees. Since several centuries, the local people from Newa community are involved in this divine day. These community people wash the main shivalinga and put on a new crown over it, the water reflection of the shivalinga is created by filling the southern part of temple with water. This divine reflection underneath the open blue February sky is observed by pilgrims and devotees till the dusk. 

Lord shiva manifests the energy of creating, protecting and transforming, Pashupatinath itself means the lord of every creatures of this universe. The serene environment of pashupatinath translates a different energy and a new meaning of existence, make sure you don't miss this specific day of observing Shivalinga in its water reflection.
Om Namaha Shivaya

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