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Shree Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu
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Pay a visit to the sprawling complex of Shree Pashupatinath Temple, the oldest temple in Kathmandu, and one of the most sacred Hindu shrines. Dedicated to Pashupati, an incarnation of Shiva and patron of animals, the numerous temples and shrines of the complex straddle both sides of the Bagmati River. While the main temple and courtyard can only be accessed by Hindu devotees, visitors can explore the rest of the grounds. On a tour of the famous temple, you might encounter meditating sadhus, deer, and monkeys, or even witness a funeral pyre, as the temple attracts the elderly who come here to die and be cremated in the sacred river. Add Shree Pashupatinath Temple to your Kathmandu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kathmandu tour planner.
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  • Absolute highlight of my time touring Kathmandu. We watched a cremation ceremony from the bank of the river and really got to absorb the religions and traditions of the Nepalese. HIGHLY recommend - ve...  more »
  • What a special place this is, where the cremations Central seem to stand in the experience. There is a special atmosphere, nice to see how the Hindus say goodbye to deceased loved ones. Also what strange to watch and to suddenly become so with the theme ' death ' to be confronted. Beautiful temple!
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  • Beautiful and scary at the same time. Just to sit and study people in this fantastic place for as much time you can. 
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  • Beautiful temple to visit nearby the city centre of Kathmandu. A guide will tell you more about this place and its history. Don't miss the great view from the top of the hill on the other side of the sacred river, from where you can see the 'circle of life' of the place. Beware monkey bites ;) A must see, definitely.
  • Because,For all Religious People,It Is Great oppurnity That The Pashupati Temple Of Kathmandu Is Very Big Guide For Further Go Head In Religion .So Valley Of Kathmandu As Well ,Lalitpur District,&Likewise ,Bhaktapur is Old Ruler Governs In Ancient age All are 3 Nos. OF CITY WITHIN KATHMANDU VALLEY ARE MOST ANCIENT TIME,
  • This is the gate way of lord shiva palace...sri pashupatinath...i personally welcome all hindus living around nepal ;india and other country...Lord pashupatinath is the temple who unite neplease and indian....and proves that we not only have deplomatic relation we also have religious and cultural relationship which was ongoing from thousand of years...jay pashupatinath jay nepal
  • wonderful...incredible...u will find all reasns to be on earth... i went to Nepal on April jst few days before the earthquake... The temple has a very beautiful lingam...it is believed that once shiv ji took the form of a wild boar and came out from underground on that place... i liked the temple so much that i visited 2 times... First day i visited by standing in a long line and reached at around 10 am...and the second i went to the temple at around 4 am. At that time no one was there... it was very nice... on that day i came back to India and jst after 3 days the great earthquake hit the place... The shocking thing was tht evrthing broke, even the house jst a few metres from the temple but nothing happened to that temple...its all in place... It showed the presence of SHIVA...Thnk Gd he saved PASHUPATINATH...Evryone must visit once in a life....
  • As a hindu whenever i go there i feel like heaven. The soul and body makes divine. But the management is worse of it's kind. i love to watch sandhaya arati. And the gate way to heaven after dead.