In Bala Chaturdashi thousands of Hindu devotees from across the country thronge in Pashupatinath temple and some other Hindu shrines from early morning to pay homage to their near and dear ones, who died over the last one year.
Families of those deceased sow the Satbeej (many different seeds) and lit lights praying for eternal peace to the deceased on Bala Chaturdashi. In Pashupati, the devotees have observed penance the whole night from night before and have take the holy dip on morning to sow the seeds.
The holy seeds of paddy, maize, wheat, barley and others are sown at Kailash, Gaurighat, Aryaghat, and Guheswori of Pashupati area, and Panchase, Galeshwor and Lord Shiva’s shrines across the country in Bala Chaturdashi that falls on Marga Krishna Chaturdashi.
As per the Hindu mythology, one’s ancestors will rest in heaven if such seeds are sown in the shrines of the Lord Shiva after lighting the lamps in their memory on the night of Marga Krishna Trayodashi.