Thousands of devotees throng Pashupatinath

KATHMANDUJ: Hundreds of Hindu devotees from different parts of the country and even from India have thronged the Pashupatinath Temple to offer worship on the occasion of Mahashivaratri today.

Thousands of Saints, Sadhus and devotees have gathered at the temple while devotees have queued up from early this morning to offer worship in the holy shrines.

A large number of security personnel, volunteers, red cross workers and members of local clubs are offering services to the devotees.

The devotees have said that they have felt a great sigh of relief this year to offer worship thanks to well management from the side of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

About 2,500 sadhus have arrived from India during this year Maha Shivaratri. Vehicles along the Chabahil -Tilganga have remained off the road due to crowds of the devotees.