The Mahashivaratri Festival, a festival most Hindus look forward to every year, is aptly known as ‘The Night of Shiva’ celebrated with pomp and reverence. The most powerful deity of the Hindu trinity, ‘Shivaratri’ falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon which occurs in the Hindu month of Falgun, working out to be calculative in the month of February-March according to the English Gregorian calendar. Devotees follow a strict regimen of day and night fast and perform ritual worship of the Shiva Lingam to pacify Lord Shiva.
According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri or 'Shiva's Great Night' symbolizes the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. There are also many who believe, Shivaratri is the night when Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava Nritya’ - the dance of primeval creation, preservation and destruction. Celebrating the festival as per habitual traditions, devotees enact a ritual bath to the Lingam with the panchagavya of: milk, sour milk, urine, butter and dung. The great occasion of Shivaratri primarily occurs at night. In Nepal, thousands of devotees of Lord Shiva throng Shiva temples across the country and thousands from across the borders in India visit this temple and spend ‘the Night of Lord Shiva’ by chanting verses and hymns in praise of the Lord. This festival holds a deep significance for the ladies. They pray to the Goddess Parvati also called 'Gaura', the giver of 'Suhag' for good husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life.
Incentive Holidays organizes a special tour for devotees on this day and also arranges special tickets for guests to avoid lengthy time spent standing in long lines for darshan. Join us for this great event as we escort you on a spiritual odyssey of sacred bliss with the blessings of a lifetime…
Trip Duration : 2N / 3D
Tour Code: IH/SSH/02
Transportation: Private Transfer
Starts & Ends in: Kathmandu
Activities: Sightseeing Tour
Fixed Departure Date: 14th February 2018 Maha Shivaratri day
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport
Day 2 : Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath Temple
Day 3 : Final departure
Day 1: 13th February 2018 - Arrive Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport
Arrival Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will find our representative awaiting your arrival with our office vehicle to pick you up and drop you to your designated hotel. Your first overnight in the valley of temples.
Day 2: 14th February 2018 - Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath Temple
After an early breakfast, we shall take you on a tour to the major sightseeing places in Kathmandu. On your tour you will get to see historic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites which will include a visit to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath to celebrate ‘shivaratri’Darshan is generally done any time from 4 am to 12 noon. The temple closes from 12 noon to 5 pm; at 6 pm rudravishekam is done as mentioned above and from 6.30 to 7 pm, our clients special puja can be performed. At eventide, arati is performed exactly like the process in the morning. Our extra free time can be used to explore the exotic locales of Kathmandu, as the assorted cultural settings in the valley welcome you with warmth and hospitality that sums up the true spirit of a holy yatra. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: 15th February 2018 - Final departure
Final departure for your connecting flight home sweet home. Our office representative and our vehicle will be at your hotel to transfer you to the airport. Should you require any additional activities, please do let us know, we have a vast array of different programs that will even interest the discerning traveler, our ‘No Frills’ prices are pocket friendly.
Farewell dear friends… Incentive Holidays sends you home with warm memories after having made your tryst with the gods blessed by a special Love and Peace for a lifetime of happiness…
Your accommodation in Kathmandu will be made in 3-4-5* star hotels of your choice. All hotel rates are based on BB unless otherwise stated. Accommodations in the valley are comfortable and as close as it gets to home. The options are many for your hotel stay…the choice exclusively yours.
The choices are a delicatessen’s delight in the valley for visitors with vibrant taste buds. You will find cuisines from almost every corner of the planet in this ancient city. Most tourists’ based hotels and resorts are sensitive to the hygienic requirements in the preparation of all food and beverage items when catering to tourists’ visiting Nepal.
If you come to Nepal and have a flexible schedule, then take the time to visit these places. Nepal always has something to offer its guests. During the peak season (October to December) and (mid of February to May), the stunning panorama of the Himalayas is at its crisp-beautiful-best, but there is really no season in which Nepal is not a beautiful or pleasant place to visit.