Inside Nepal’s Shiva Ratri Festival

By Deepak Tolange

Street vendors wait for costumers to buy sweets before the night of Shivaratri at Pashupati in Kathmandu.
Street vendors wait for costumers to buy sweets before the night of Shivaratri at Pashupati in Kathmandu.
An illuminated view of the Pashupati temple premise during Shivaratri.
An illuminated view of the Pashupati temple premise during Shivaratri.
A Sadhu who traveled from India to Kathmandu to celebrate Shivaratri smokes marijuana at Pashupati temple premise.
A Sadhu who traveled from India to Kathmandu to celebrate Shivaratri smokes marijuana at Pashupati temple premise.
A sadhu extends his blessing to visitors during Shivaratri.
A sadhu extends his blessing to visitors during Shivaratri.
At midnight, while devotees queue at entrance to the main temple, a woman rests in her mobile shop
At midnight, while devotees queue at entrance to the main temple, a woman rests in her mobile shop
Deepak Tolange is Nepal based Independent Filmmaker and a Freelance Photographer.
He can be contacted at revelation.deepak@gmail.com. His phone number is 977-9841526593. 

The photos above are subject to copyright. Please contact Story South Asia if you would like permission to use these photos. 

To learn more about Shiva Ratri, read 8 fun facts about Hindu God Shiva. 

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