Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu is the most sacred Hindu place in Nepal. It’s located on the banks of the Bagmati River and is where many cremations take place. It is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva. Every year this temple attracts hundreds of elderly followers of Hinduism. It is believed that those who die in Pashupatinath Temple are reborn as a human, regardless of any misconduct that could worsen their karma.

Attractions

- Two footbridges cross the Bagmati in front of the Pashupatinath Temple, entering a garden of stone terraces covered in dozens of small Shiva shrines.
- Between the two groups of ghats on the west bank of the Bagmati is this small, 6th-century temple, decorated with Tantric figures, skeletons, and erotic scenes.
- The path drops out of the forest to the large, courtyard-style Guhyeshwari Temple.

Activities

- Sightseeing
- Pilgrimage
- Pilgrims flock to this fascinating market to pick up Prasad (religious offerings) and spiritual souvenirs.

How to get there?

There are regular bus services from Kathmandu (from Ratna Park or City Bus Station) to Patan. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach Gaushala, the stop for Pashupatinath.

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