Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva is an annual Hindu festival that took place last night in Nepal and across the world. The ban on smoking chillum or hash/ganja is lifted inside of Pashupathi Temple for sadhus or ascetics as it's viewed in reverence to Lord Shiva on Shivaratri. Pashupathi, on the outskirts of Kathmandu is one of the most important holy sites for Hindus worldwide.
Today marks the one year anniversary (on the Nepali calendar) of the first earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015. Over 250,000 homes were destroyed and close to 9,000 people lost their lives. Rebuilding efforts are progressing slowly, but the country remains hopeful. For the next 3 days we'll be giving 100% of profits to our rehabilitation fund, which focuses on schools in areas affected by the earthquakes. @jhanac #estwst #nepalearthquake #liveauthentic #connectglobally #Nepal