Designated as UNESCO World Heritage site, the Pashupatinath temple is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage destinations in Nepal. This enormous structure is nestled on a hillside beside the banks of the Bagmati River, which ultimately joins the holy river Ganges. The Bagmati River has highly sacred status for Hindus, and it is believed that taking a bath in Bagmati River releases one from all sins, thus the banks are lined with many bathing spots for the pilgrims.
Panoramic view of the Pashupatinath Temple
Marigold flower for sale at the entrance of the temple.
The main temple houses the sacred “linga” or holy symbol of Shiva by which only Hindu are allowed to enter. For a non-Hindu, like me, a good view of the temple can be observe from the hill which is situated on the other side of the river. The western bank of Bagmati also hosts the Panch Deval (Five temples) complex, which once…
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