Shrawan is the fourth month in the Nepali Hindu calendar

by Shaurab Lohani | Aug 07, 2018
Shrawan is the fourth month in the Nepali Hindu calendar

Shrawan is the fourth month in the Nepali Hindu calendar. The month is also observed as a Holy month amongst the Hindu all over the world. The month is considered highly auspicious as it is devoted to great Lord Shiva, the supreme god in Hindu religion. The month holds higher significance to Hindu women as they fast on the first day of the month and every Monday in worship of Lord Shiva.

Every Monday of the month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is worshipped by offering milk and other submissions. People in large numbers gather at the Pashupatinath temple and other Shiva Temple, Pashupatinath is one of the holiest temples of Lord Shiva, which is located in the Nepali capital Kathmandu.

Even Young Nepalese girls fast on Mondays of this month wishing for a great husband while the married women fast praying for long lives of their husband.
Women dress in red attire and wear green bangles, which are considered very auspicious for the month.

Women either married or unmarried can be seen with dozens of green glass bangles around their hands. They also put tattoos of henna (Mehendi) on their hands. Mehndi or henna is a paste that is bought in a cone-shaped tube and is made into designs for women. Mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Hindu Vedic ritual books.


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