PASHUPATINATH

Pashupatinath is one of the most famous sacred Hindu temple in Nepal . Pashupatinath is located in the bank of bagmati river which is five kilometers north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern part of Kathmandu, Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva. Every year this temple attracts hundreds of elderly followers of Hinduism.They arrive here to find shelter for the last several weeks of their lives, to meet death, be cremated on the banks of the river and travel their last journey with the waters of the sacred river Bagmati, which later meets the holy river Ganges. Hinduists from every corner of Nepal and India are arriving here to die. It is believed that those who die in Pashupatinath Temple are reborn as a human, regardless of any misconduct that could worsen their karma. The exact day of their death is predicted by astrologers of the temple. If you are attracted to the places where the spirit of death can be felt, then consider Pashupatinath as your first destination. It is a temple with special atmosphere of death; death is present in almost every ritual and every corner of it. Pashupatinath is a building with a bunk roof and a golden spire, pashupatinath is consider as a masterpiece of hindu architecture, it is mainly located on the western bank of bagmati river, it has four main doors all cover with silver sheets and it is cubic construction. There are two- storied roof which is made up of copper and is covered with gold, it is richly decorated temple with wooden sculptures which is believed to make wishes comes true. One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the huge golden statue of Nandi - Shiva’s bull. Only followers of Hinduism can enter the main temple, but all the other buildings are available for foreigners to visit. From the Eastern bank of the river the main temple can be seen in its whole beauty. The western bank of Bagmati also hosts the so called Panch Deval (Five temples) complex, which once was a holy shrine but now serves a shelter for destitute old people.

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