Devotees throng Pashupati temple on first Monday of Shrawan

KATHMANDU: Hindu devotees have thronged the Pashupatinath Temple since dawn today to observe the first Monday in the holy month of Shrawan in Nepali calendar.

The entire month is considered to be the auspicious period to worship Lord Shiva with the belief that one's wishes get fulfilled by worshipping Lord Shiva throughout the month especially on Mondays.

Devotees were seen queuing up to offer worships and prayers to Lord Shiva from 2:00 am although the three doors of the temple were open at around 3:15 am, said Director of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) Bhola Sitaula.

More than 35,000 devotees worshiped at the temple until 8:00 am today, he added.

Meanwhile, Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli worshipped at the temple.