Holy month begins

KATHMANDU: The holy month of Shrawan began on Saturday  with many Hindu women decking themselves out in colourful pote (glass beads), glass bangles and artistic henna tattoos, and visiting Shiva temples.

They were seen busy getting their hands tattooed with henna in major thoroughfares of the capital.

Each Monday of this month has a special religious significance and women, both married and unmarried, observe fasting dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Legend has it that fasting in Shrawan bring blessings to the devotees and their wishes are fulfilled.