Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The fourth month of Nepali calendar is Shrawan and Sankranti means the movement of the sun from one Rashi (Zodiac) to another and the beginning of next month. The day when the sun starts to move towards south and the first day of the month Shrawan is called Shrawan Sankranti. This month is considered as the holy month for the Hindu of Nepal and also it the month from where many festivals begins.
This month is dedicated to Lord Shiva one of the principal deities of Hinduism. Each Monday devotees gathers in the temple of Lord Shiva to worship and fast till sunset. From the first Monday of Shrawan, people also start fasting for the sixteen Monday for the prosperity, wisdom and good health.
According to the legend story it is said that goddess Parvati fasted the whole month of Shrawan and worshiped Lord Shiva to get him as her husband, where she was able to please lord Shiva. So many Hindu woman wears yellow and green bangles, decorating their hands with mehndi and do fasting. Married women celebrates this month for the long life and happiness of their husband whereas unmarried girls do it to get good husband in the future.