"Pashupatinath: cremations and ritual baths" Pashupatinath Tip by josephescu

Pashupatinath, Nepal: 33 reviews and 40 photos

Pashupatinath on the banks of the Bagmati holy river is the Nepali equivalent of the Varanassi in India ? a pilgrimage centre for ritual baths and a popular place to be cremated, in preparation for the next incarnation.

Hence, many temples, shikharas, shrines and ghats for the ritual bathing and cremation have been constructed along the centuries and, although most of them date back from earlier periods, the monuments you will see are the result of the renovation works in the 17th and 19th centuries. Among them, the Pashupathi Temple, boasting the largest and most extended precinct of a Hindu temple in the whole Kathmandu Valley.

Unlike Varanassi in India, the local customs in Pashupatinath on taking photos are more relaxed?.for the time being at least.

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  • Written Jan 25, 2007
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