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Pashupatinath Temple
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Here you can see the Sadhus.
Sadhus are friendly and they bless you...
Got an opportunity to see the Ghat rituals, Pooja and lots more.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nothing to say, this temple has its historic value and a must place to visit for Hindus. Seeing the crowd its difficult to agree that you can get a good darshan, but its systematic.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lord Shiva is known by many different names; and Pashupati is one. Pashu means leaving beings, and Pati means master. In other words Pashupati is the master of all living beings of the universe. This is how lord Pashupati is eulogized in the Vedas, Upnisada and ohter religious books.
The present architectural nature of Pashupatinath temple came into existence as a result of renovation by queen Gangadevi during the reign of Shivasimha Malla (1578-1620 AD).

The temple of Lord Pashupatinath stands in the middle of an open courtyard. It is a square shaped pagoda temple built on single platform measuring 23.6 meters from the ground. There are gold gilt doors on all the four sides of the temple. Inside the temple there is a narrow walk engulfing the sanctum from where one can have closer view of Shivalinga.
In the sanctum of the temple, there is a very attractive, about three feet high Shivalinga with four faces. All these faces have different names and significance. The face facing east is known as Tatpurusha and the one facing south as Aghora. Similarly, the faces looking west and north are known by the name Sadhyojata and Vamadeva respectively. The upper portion of this linga is known as Ishan. These faces are also defined as the symbol of four dharmas (the most famous places of pilgrimage for Hindus) and four Vedas (sacred books of Hindus). The images of Vishnu, Surya, Devi and Ganesh are also placed in the sanctum of the temple.

Pashupati area is regarded as one of the most important places of pilgrimages for the followeres of Hinduism. Thousands of devotees from within and outside the country come to pay homage to Pashupatinath every day. And on special occasions like Ekadasi, Sankranti, Mahashivratri, Teej Akshaya, Rakshabandhan, Grahana (eclipse), Poornima (Full moon day) people congregate here in far greater number. Pashupati area is also included in the list of world cultural heritage.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Discipline maintained in the temple with respect to timings as well as parikrama touched our heart. In many famous temple in India you get a unpleasant experience with pundits, however this is not a case with Pasupatinath temple.

Thank Raj322
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

A local political figure who was respected by many passed away while I was there. I was able to get press access to the event and check out their burial ceremony. Great event on a sad event.

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