"City of prayings and cremations." Pashupatinath by euzkadi

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Lord Shiva sacred Temple.

This complex located on the banks of the Bagmati river, has the biggest and most sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the world. The temple was built in the 5th century, and is served by Brahmins priests from Southern India, since the reign of King Yaksha Malla. The temple is of pagoda style, with two level roofs of copper and a gold pinnacle.

Shivatri Festival.

The temple is famous for the Shivatri or nigth of the Lord Shiva, a festival celebrated on it and very important for the Hinduists pilgrims. During the festival hundreds of devotes visit the city.

Cremations

The burning Ghats are a very popular place to be cremated. The Arya Ghat in front of the temple are the cremation place for royalty.

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  • Pros:Interesting.
  • Cons:A hard experience for non hinduists.
  • Last visit to Pashupatinath: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Jan 13, 2010
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