Best MonthsAll year
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Rank6 out of 151 attractions in Kathmandu
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Reviews of Pashupatinath Temple • 6
Pashupatinath Temple: It is the most sacred place in Nepal. Like Jagannath Temple in India, Pashupatinath temple in Nepal is belived to be the holiest place. Apart from the main shrine of Lord Pashupatinath, there are various small temples in it. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.
Pashupatinath is regarded as one of the most significant and sacred temple of Lord Shiva (Pashupati). Built in the 5th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a unique example of the Nepalese style of architecture. The main attraction is an impressive statue of a large bull or Nandi covered in gold.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site- Pashupatinath temple is regarded as one of the most significant and sacred temple of Lord Shiva (Pashupati).
We decided to start our Kathmandu exploration with the most famous Pashupatinath Temple that my family insisted (read threatened) me to visit. The temple is really unkempt and old and reminded me of childhood visits to North Indian temples where pandits wait to decorate your forehead with vermilion in exchange of some quick moolah.
We started for Pashupatinath temple where only Hindus are allowed.The temple was dirty. The peace which one would look forward to in a spiritual place was missing.
Visit to the temple of Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple of Lord Shiva is truly amazing. Especially visit of early morning to see Hindu rituals on the river bank is worth. Only Hindus are allowed to go inside the Temple complex, but to others also there are plenty of areas to explore around. Pashupatinath, with a tiered golden roof and silver doors, is famous for its superb architecture and is the holiest of Hindu shrines in Nepal. Cremation ghats located at the Bagmati river showcase the funeral rituals of Hindu followers which is very unique.