Shree Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

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Pay a visit to the sprawling complex of Shree Pashupatinath Temple, the oldest temple in Kathmandu, and one of the most sacred Hindu shrines. Dedicated to Pashupati, an incarnation of Shiva and patron of animals, the numerous temples and shrines of the complex straddle both sides of the Bagmati River. While the main temple and courtyard can only be accessed by Hindu devotees, visitors can explore the rest of the grounds. On a tour of the famous temple, you might encounter meditating sadhus, deer, and monkeys, or even witness a funeral pyre, as the temple attracts the elderly who come here to die and be cremated in the sacred river. To visit Shree Pashupatinath Temple on your trip to Kathmandu, use our Kathmandu trip builder website .
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  • One of the ancient temples of Siva ,in Kathmandu , Pashupatinath defines Nepal in terms of hospitality , spirituality and devotion . It is believed that the temple was constructed in 400 BC ( source W...  more »
  • This is one of best historical place in Kathmandu valley. Here you can see Many ancient place and statues.it is very important to see a ritual involved with a cremation.  more »
  • This a must place to visit, most Hindus come to Nepal to visit temple. Again we visited this time on Monday, generally Monday's are busy but being a holy day it was very busy. Here there are different...  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit. Not allowed in all areas as its forbidden to tourists. The cremations are done publicly on the banks of the river which may be confronting to some people but it is a beautiful ceremony and fascinating to see.
  • This one the most important temple for Hindu Devotees and the devotees all around the world come here to visit this temple of Lord Shiva. The place is really good and you find peace when you visit the place. You can see lots of artifacts and the ancient statues here and n the premises. Very good place bad important place if you happen to visit Kathmandu .
  • You can get the very positive vibes here... You will understand you are not forever and death is only the truth ... You can just close your eyes and pray Lord Shiva ... You can see the people worshiping and dancing at the same time you can see the death people burnt on fire.... It is the amazing place ... I had never visited such holy place in my entire life....
  • The almighty, the lord resides here (in our belief). Whatever the myths say, the place is so beautiful and filled with positive vibes and radiations... One of the most important Holy Place for Hindus all over the world. Pashupatinath temple and the environment intrigue me so much that I want to spend a lot of time there. Everyday at dusk, AARATI (prayers) is carried out, the charm of which is so immense, that it literally hypnotizes you....
  • One of my best experiences in Nepal. Even if tourists can’t go into the temple, around the temple is a lot going on. In the evenings take cremations of Hindus place on raised platforms along the holy river. Especially for those who don’t go to Varanasi in India, i highly recommend it. We had a tour guide showing us around, especially as a non Hindu i could use some help to understand the rituals. He didn’t want a fix price, we just could give him what it was worth for us.
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