Photo of the day, mehandi and chura in Shrawan

Shrawan is the month of red and green bangles, yellow and green beads. In Nepal, Shrawan month is considered the month of Lord Shiva. Throughout the month, unmarried women worship lord Shiva to find a perfect husband. Married women worship the god for the long life and prosperity of their husbands. They usually flock to Shiva temples including Pashupati on Mondays of the month and fast for the day. Women wear green colored clothes, glass bangles and temporary tattoo (mehandi) in hopes of making Shiva happy. The month is also known for Bol Bam tour.

sagun shahi shrawan month

sagun shahi shrawan month

In addition to wearing specific clothing style, women also wear temporary tattoo, Mehandi, on their body. They believe, darker the Mehandi becomes, more they would be loved by their other half.

sagun shahi shrawan month

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