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“Pashupatinath Temple”

Pashupatinath Temple
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Private Tour of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath
Ranked #5 of 188 things to do in Kathmandu
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world it is the richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can bee seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple. Cremation of the dead body Hindus/Buddhist takes place at the bank of the same river.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Be aware, the guides latch on and demand money.. like most places but just be aware! We however had a guide for approximately half an hour to talk through the crematoria ghats and the religion, which was actually very informative and knowledgable. He however was expecting a huge amount demanding it away from the main area and hidden, which was quite intimidating. Be strong and donate a small amount. The area however I found fascinating and probably one of the main highlights in Kathmandu. Certainly not to be missed by any means! Really glad to have come and definately grab a picture with the holy saddhu's around the area!

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

This temple has a lot of history. Beautifully done.
There are 4 entrances to this temple which open post 9.30 am.
Only draw back is that only Hindus are allowed here.

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Pashupatinath, home to Shiva as the Lord of Animals, is a must see in Nepal. This is the most important cremation site in the Kathmandu Valley and boasts a beautiful temple to Lord Shiva. Sadly for tourists, the temple is only open to Hindus, but one can walk up to the entrance and peek inside or get a view of the temple from the opposite side of the Bagmati River - Nepal's version of the Ganges.

Often, when visiting, tourists find cremations going on - Hindus in one area and Buddhists farther downriver. Watching a cremation and understanding what it means to have the family intimately involved in sending family to the other world, is quite an experience.

It is also fun to visit with the local sadhus or wise men. Remember, though, if you take a photo, they expect to be compensated. You can also walk up the hill on the other side and come down past the Gujeswari Temple, with good views of Boudhanath. In the old days, this area used to be farmland, but now it is dotted with apartment houses for Kathmandu's growing population.

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

The temple is kept improving, thanks to the pressure from UNESCO after announcing it as a world heritage site and generous financial contributions from India. I visit Temple whenever I'm in Kathmandu and feel diving blessing of lord Pasupatinath.

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