Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
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About Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu
Pashupatinath Temple, located on the banks of Bagmati River, is one of the most important shrines of Shiva – not only in Nepal but in the entire world. This is the abode of Nepal’s national deity, Pashupatinath manifestation of Lord Shiva, where he is the father of all living beings in the cosmos. This is not a single monument but a sprawling collection of temples, shrines, ashrams and occasional rock inscriptions – all packed together into one complex. The main temple which houses Lord Pashupatinath Mandir in Nepal has a pagoda style gilded roof, sides covered in silver and the rest of it made of well-carved wood. The sacred Shiva lingam resides inside, guarded by his faithful servant Nandi Bull. Shiva’s consort Goddess Sati has her own temple called Guheshwori. This is one of those temple precincts where cremations happen inside the premises. By the holy River Bagmati, Hindu people perform the final rituals for their deceased. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. It is said that the 12 Jyotirlingas of India make up the body of Lord Shiva, while Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal is the head. One cannot help but feel mesmerised by an expanse of the temple complex and the spiritual atmosphere that hovers over the place.
History and Legend:
Like every Hindu temple, Pashupatinath Nepal too has its own share of history and legends. Recorded history says that the temple as it stands today was constructed by Lichhavi King Shupushpa in the 5th century after the old temple was ruined by termites. Over the years, multiple new shrines were added, including a Vishnu and Rama temple. But the actual origin is lost in myths and legends. Some believe the Shiva lingam of Pashupatinath Kathmandu was self-manifested. Other believe that Lord Shiva himself descended upon the valley in the form of an animal and he liked this place so much that he blessed it with his ‘Lord of all animals’ form.
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Sunil's 4 days trip to kathmanduI enjoyed my customized (4-days & 3-nights for 4 senior citizen persons) trip to Nepal (Kathmandu - Bhaktpur - Nagarkot - Kathmandu) with our family. The WE CARE HOLIDAYS took proper care of us and remained in contact, over mobile phones, through out our journey. The trip was managed by them in the best lowest possible rates. I wish all the very best to Ms Nirmala, Pravin & Pramod for planning & overseeing all the arrangements during the trip besides due coordination by Ms Saumya Agarwal. My best wishes to staff & company of M/s Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited. S.K.Khare & company
Ravindra's 7 days trip to kathmanduHad a nice trip, had trouble in planning part by the agent side but was resolved soon, very good hospitality and guidance by Nepal travel agents . Very bad support and communication from travel triangle . Overall it was a satisfactory. Scenic view from Kathmandu to Janakpur. Pokhra, and bhaktapur which is a must visit place
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Sudharman's 7 days trip to kathmanduHotels staff and services need improvement, that does not cost more ? Chitwan was waste of time and money Himalaya view at chandragiri and Pokhara
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Makam's 8 days trip to kathmanduThe whole trip was amazing. But the service provided by the agent was just satisfactory. To start with, 1. Planning was not done properly, as we had to travel for more than 8hrs/day. The journey was very tiring. 2. Driver was not professional. He had very casual approach. 3. He did not keep up the time. He did not cover few important places which was there in the itinerary. 4. Driver had very little knowledge about the places. Otherwise the whole trip was good especially the hotels which we stayed was exceptional. We could see the sunrise from the room itself. The entire trip was amazing but the best memories were the places we visited which wasn't included in the itinerary i.e., Mountain flight at Kathmandu and Boudhnath.
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Tusharendrasharma's 4 days trip to kathmanduOne cab driver was rude , but next driver who took us to bhaktapur was very nice. Hotel in bhaktapur was a ok not a good experience as this hotel don't have a double bed they join two beds which makes it difficult to sleep for couple Himalaya view, pashupatinatha mandir, Buddha temple and budha neelkanth
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Yes, only people of Hindu faith can enter the temple.
Indians have free entry to Pashupatinath Temple. Other country’s nationals have to pay 1000 NPR for entry.
Pashupatinath Temple, although located quite near the epicentre, has not sustained much damage in the 2015 earthquake except a few cracks. It has withstood the test of time, and all the temples are fit enough for a visit.
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