The most sacred of all Hindu temples in Nepal is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is called Pashupatinath. Non Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple precincts but may look in from the opposite bank. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, It draws tens of thousands of pilgrims and devotees from Nepal and India during the festival of Mahashivaratri (the night of Lord Shiva) that takes place in early spring.