Pashupatinath Temple is one of the 8 UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia. It was built in the 5th century. However, it is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here. Visitors other than Hindus can see it from across the river. The inner sanctum has a Shiva lingam and outside sits the largest statue of Nandi the bull, the vehicle of Shiva. Hundred of Shiva lingams are within the compound. The big Maha Shivaratri festival in spring attracts thousands of devotees from within Nepal and from India.
HIGHLIGHTS • Learn Hinduism / Hindu Culture • Take pictures with the Hindu holy men • See the cremation of the dead body • Private Transportation with Driver • Tour by professional Guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional art historian guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
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Stop At: Pashupatinath, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Double roofed pagoda style temple has a gilded roof, four sides covered in silver and wood carvings of the finest quality. Cremation of Hindus take place on raised platforms along the river. The site and events at cremation is not for those who have weak heart; however the visitors are still seen curiously watching.