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“Greatest experience on a Kathmandu tour”

Pashupatinath Temple
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Private Half-Day Pashupatinath Temple and...
Ranked #23 of 191 things to do in Kathmandu
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pashupati is most important Hindu temple in Nepal. Altough I expected to stop for a quick visit, I stayed there for couple of hours, observing cremations of deceased Hindu people, yogis, Hindus praying, monkeys. Just absorbing the incredible atmosphere. Place is crowded with bit boring sellers demanding money but they are not aggressive. Definitely must-see.

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Also very historic and interesting temple to see.
The Hindoe people burn their dead family, friends here with special service.
I don t recommend when you have little children

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

The roofs of the temple are embellished probably with gold and the four main doors are adorned with silver.It is
the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, We enjoyed to visit this place

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

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.
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. was build in 753 AD happened to be the ruler 39 generation before Manadeva (464-505 AD).

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Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Pashupatinath is a really interesting yet sometimes somber place.
Entry is $15 which is a bit over the top like a lot of places, however there is a lot to see.
A guide will attach himself to you and I found, in my case, it was worth paying a bit extra as he explained everything.
There are quite a few cremations every day and you are allowed to watch.
You're not allowed to enter the temple if you're not a Hindu.
Right up the top is a small deer park which is fenced in though but you can walk around it and it's quiet and peaceful.
You will come across the usual holy (or not so holy) men who will pose for a fee.
The Aged Care facility is an amazing place as it is so very different to our western ones.

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