CHITWAN: Devotees have thronged the Devghatdham, a religious site in Chitwan, to observe the Shrawane Sankranti also known as the Karkat Sankranti on Monday.
The first day of the month of Shrawan in the Nepali calendar is marked as the Shrawane Sankranti.
The environment of the site has been more exciting also because of the Bolbam fair that began from today.
The Bolbam fair is observed especially on Mondays in the month of Shrawan. Devotees clad on yellow cloths have gathered here since Sunday to observe the fair.
Devghatdham is located at the convergence of three districts- Chitwan, Tanahun and Nawalparasi. People from India also have gathered at the site to observe the fair, said a local Buddhisagar Neupane.
It is believed that wishes of devotees get fulfilled if they worship the Lord Shiva with holy water collected from a river at the site and leaves of Bel, a holy tree.
The Bolbam fair is marked on all the five Mondays in the month of Shrawan. Hindu married women observe the fasting wishing for long life of their husbands and family prosperity and happiness in the families. Similarly, unmarried women observe fasting wishing for a good life partner.