Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath temple is a famous sacred Hindu temple. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia. It is located in the east of Kathmandu on the bank of Bagmati River. The temple was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Much older follower of Hinduism visit the Pashupatinath temple and stay there for several weeks of their life until their death so that they can be burned near the banks of the river and their ashes could be mixed with the sacred water of Bagmati River which later meets the holy river Ganges. Much Hindu religion follower comes to die peacefully in this temple. It is believed that those people who die in Pashupatinath Temple are reborn as humans leaving behind the sins they have done in this life.

Attractions:

Temple of Guheswori which is dedicated to Lord Shiva’s first wife Goddess Sati.

There are a lot of sadhus (ascetic yogis) who have yellow painted bodies praying in the temple. They are usually very tourist friendly and happily pose for photographs.

As Lord Shiva is known as the supporter of animals, you can see many deer and monkeys roaming around the temple.

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How To Get There:

After reaching Kathmandu you can easily take a taxi or find a bus going to Pashupatinath Temple.