Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maha Shivaratri - "Night of Shiva", is the festival celebrate by Hindus every year at the month of magh (feb-march). 

The Pashupatinath temple in Nepal is the biggest temple of Lord Shiva, where hundreds of devotees all over from Nepal and India arrive a night before to celebrate. Among them 'Sadhus" are the one. These sadhus, some in grey attire, some in nothing but loincloth with ashes flanks, spent their nights out in open ground or in tent in the temple area. They keep themselves warm by smoking Ganja (Marijuana) and drinking hot tea. Because of their appearance, these sadhus are the center of attraction for all the other people who comes to the temple. Mostly for the foreigners and the photographers they are perfect models and poses for them, for which some fetches the money some does not. Here are some pictures I have taken this year and wanted to share with you. Comments and critiques are welcome.

50 mm, f/3.2, ISO - 100

50 mm, f/3.2, ISO 100
50 mm, f/1.8, ISO 100

50 mm, f/3.2 ISO 100

50 mm f/1.8, ISO 100