The Pashupatinath Temple-Kathmandu
Places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal-The Pashupatinath Temple-Kathmandu
The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous Hindu temple. It is famous sacred Hindu temple is that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. It approximately is located on 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu. It is one of the most popular destination for tourists in Nepal. Lakhs of Lord Shiva’s devotee come in Nepal to visit The Pashupatinath Tempe every year.
The Pashupatinath Temple is most important temple regarding to lord Shiva. Large number of elderly devotee arrive to find shelter for the last weeks of their lives, to meet death. According to ancient norms and values, people come here to meet death to be cremated on the banks of Bagmati river which meets the holy river Ganges. Hindu people from every corner of the Nepal and India arrive here to meet last part of their life.
It is believed that the people who leave their life in Pashupatinath Temple will get rebirth as human even if they had any misconduct in their life. The exact death time and date of people is also predicted by the astrologers of the temple.
Pashupatinath temple is the temple with the atmosphere of death. People even visit Pashupatinath temple to know the meaning of life, after seeing many people who are leaving earth daily. They might get motivation to make their life better seeing death.
The main Pashupatinath temple is made with bunk roof with golden spire. It is considered as the masterpiece of Hindu architecture.
The main temple of Pashupatinath is a building with a bunk roof and a golden spire.
It has four main doors which are coated with Silver sheets. The roof is made from copper and is covered with gold. The wooden sculptures in the temple is believed to make people wishes come true. Nandi- Shiva’s Bull is one of the most astonishing decorations of the Pashupatinath Temple.
The main temple is only open for followers of Hinduism. Other all the buildings are allowed to all the people. The Panch Deval (Five Temples) temple is located in the western bank of Bagmati river. The Panch Deval is shelter for the old people now.
The most of the temples in Pashupatinath temple are devoted towards lord Shiva. In the right bank of Bagmati, there are large numbers of platforms for funeral pyres. People perform cremations of dead body on these platform.
The religious rituals that are performed in the Pashupatinath temple might look unusual and even mind-blowing for the Western people.
Monkeys and deers are the other inclusive part of Pashupatinath. Shiva is considerd as teh patron of animals and all the living organism, the animals are loved and very important part of Pashupatinath temple. Monkeys in the temple are much funny, they are very often found being unfriendly and begging for the food. They can even trouble visitors by snatching the things from their hand, which can be dangerous. Apart from animals, we can meed sadhus in Pashupatinath. Sadhus are the ascetic yogis who are trying to acquire liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth by meditation. They can be found wearing yellow clothes with long hairs and paining faces with ashes. Sadhus are very much people friendly and tourist friendly who are eager to pose for photos. Some Sadhus might ask money for taking their pictures.
Introduction & Location of The Pashupatinath Temple.
Address: Pashupati Nath Road 44621, Kathmandu 44600
Architectural style: Hindu temple architecture
Province: Province No. 3
Function: Hindu Temple
Number of temples: 492