"City of prayings and cremations." Pashupatinath by euzkadi
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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.
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.
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.
- Cons:A hard experience for non hinduists.
Again as in other sacred cities of Nepal, the omnipresent Sadhus, some of then holy, some of them friendly, some of them... more travel advice
As in other temples in Nepal, monkeys (rehesus macaque monkeys) wander freely around the viewpoint, the Gaths and the... more travel advice
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