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Pashupatinath Temple In Kathmandu

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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    Are there any restrictions for entry into the Pashupatinath Temple?

     

    Yes, only people of Hindu faith can enter the temple.

    How much has Pashupatinath temple been damaged in the 2015 earthquake?

     

    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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