Thousands of monks gather at various Shiv temples of Nepal, especially at Pashupatinath, which is among the most renowned Nepal temples, to celebrate Mahashivaratri. The temples are decorated with lamps and devotees observe the whole day fasting and worship Shiv Linga at night. Shiva Lingas are washed with holy water and panchamrit, and then offered flowers, mango leaves and peepal leaves etc.
One must not miss the evening prayers and aartis, which look mesmerizing. A huge fair is organised around Pashupatinath temple and thousands of people visit the same to see sadhus dancing, singing, snake dance, circus, and to buy traditional and puja stuffs. Mahashivaratri is the most sacred festivals of Nepal.