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In Pictures: Devotees throng Pashupatinath temple amid pandemic


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2021 Aug 16, 12:31, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu
Crowd of people at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

Hindu devotees and revelers were seen thronging the Pashupatinath temple premises since they were not allowed to enter the main temple on Monday. 

A Devotee offering milk to shiva linga at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A Devotee offering milk to shiva linga at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Pujari doing puja and women wearing a mask can be seen at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Pujari doing puja and women wearing a mask can be seen at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Pujari with the devotees at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Pujari with the devotees at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

The month of Shrawan is considered to be sacred in Nepal. During this month, especially on Mondays, Hindu devotees and revelers throng Shiva temples to worship Lord Shiva. However, the prohibitory order issued by the District Administration Office has restricted the gathering at public places including religious sites in view of the third wave of COVID-19. The pujaris at the temples have been limited to carrying out only the daily rituals.  

An unmasked devotee offering milk to Shiva Linga at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
An unmasked devotee offering milk to Shiva Linga at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
An ambulance stuck in a crowd of people at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
An ambulance stuck in a crowd of people at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A devotee worshipping at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A devotee worshipping at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A man dressed as Shiva Ji at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A man dressed as Shiva Ji at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A devotee seen praying in the bank of Bagmati at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A devotee seen praying in the bank of Bagmati at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
People observing the cremation area at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
People observing the cremation area at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Devotees worshiping from outside the main temple at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Devotees worshiping from outside the main temple at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Crowd of people at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Crowd of people at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A devotee seen praying in the bank of Bagmati at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A devotee seen praying in the bank of Bagmati at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
View of devotees observing the cremation area at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
View of devotees observing the cremation area at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
People observing the cremation area at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
People observing the cremation area at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on August 16, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

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