Santaneswor Temple

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People dressed in Saffron colored outfit are a common sight in Kathmandu these days. This is the season for the Bolbom festival, celebrated every Monday, of the 4th month of the Nepali calendar, Shrawan that falls between July – August. During this time Hindu devotees from all over the region visit the shrine of Lord Shiva and pray for peace, prosperity and longevity for their family.
This image is from Santaneswor Mahadev, located in Jharuwarasi, some 12 km away from the Kathmandu City. Owing to a popular belief, women who cannot conceive also come here to be blessed with a child.