The holy Temple – Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath Temple resides in the banks of Bagmati River, which is in the eastern part of the Kathmandu valley.

Pashupatinath temple is the most sacred Hindu temple of Nepal and one of the holiest temple for people who follow the hindu religion. The temple of Pashupatinath is devoted to the Hindu God –Lord Shiva.  It is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites and is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.  It is also believed to be masterpiece architecture.

This temple came into existence back in the 5th century, erected by the then King Prachanda Dev.  Since then, many other beautiful temples and monuments are built around Pashupatinath temple area.

Pashupatinath area offers Culture, art, tradition and their belief in god. This site offers complete serenity, peace of mind and the environment around makes you realize the divine nature of God.

This site has been a tourist destination for Hindu religion followers as well as to all the people of the world irrespective of their religion.

The most important temple of this site is with the golden spire roof.

The roof of that temple is made from copper and is covered with gold. This famous and abundantly ornamented temple which contain wooden sculptures is believed to make your wish come true. Nandi – Shiva’s bull, is one of the attractive and decorated monuments in this holy site.

The important thing to note is that one follower of Hindu religion is allowed to enter the main temple, but other buildings, sites, and monuments are available for other people as well as tourist.

The Eastern part of the bank of the river offers you the majestic view of the main temple.

Other various buildings are also situated on the eastern part of the bank of Bagmati River, which mainly signifies the importance and beauty of Lord Shiva. Most of the buildings are a small single story that is mainly constructed from stones. There is lingam in most of the places which represent the might of Lord Shiva. People worship Shiva Lingam.

On the bank of the Bagmati river separate are is located for funeral activity. So, daily funeral activity is common in this site.

You will see sadhus in the Pashupatinath area as they are the true follower of Lord Shiva. Their appearance is very unique with paintings in the body and long dried hair. People are often seen to take photos with them as a memory of the Pashupatinath temple visit.

Monkeys are wondering all over the place, and you don’t have to be surprised if they snatch your food or other items.


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