10 incredible pictures of Hindus celebrating Maha Shivaratri Festival

March 11, 2016 12:19 IST 1 of 10
A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, smeared with ashes smokes marijuana in a chillum during the Shivaratri festival on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu in Nepal on 7 March 2016. Celebrated by Hindu devotees all over the world, Shivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and holy men mark the occasion by praying, smoking marijuana or smearing their bodies with ashes. Credit: Reuters