Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, Kathmandu

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Pay a visit to the sprawling complex of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, 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. To visit Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo on your trip to Kathmandu, use our Kathmandu trip builder website.
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  • Ancient temple. Combination of belief nature, culture, heritage and answer of birth and death. Beyond of imagination  more »
  • One of the Hindu temple and have many ancient things to look and Need to be good treatment for poor money  more »
  • I was feeling so empty and bored alone in the room. So i searched for good places near to me to visit and i decided to go in Pashupatinath. I found a different synergy there, peace of mind and most...  more »
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  • One if the oldest temples having many stories associated to it according to the Hindu Mythology! The architecture and over all vibe is blissful! However the saints asking for money to do you favours in the form of blessing can become a little uncomfortable at times. There are many small temples built within the main temple. Photography is strictly prohibited but manged to take a few.
  • पशुपति नाथ मंदिर It's is One The Oldest & Holy ⛪⛪ Temple?? Of Lord Shiva. It's is A World ?? Heritage Site. It Very Auspicious To Visit One Time In Our Life. The Place Where It is Situated Is A Awesome ?✊?? Place. The Early Morning Sunrise ????? Is Awesome To ??See. The Weather Of This Very Cozy And Romantic To Move Around The ???City.
  • A different atmosphere altogether. It is a temple accessible from various doors and also very sacred according to Hindu mythology. There is usually a long queue to enter the temple for darshan. Usually early morning could be a right time to visit the temple.
  • One of the historical pilgrimage of Nepal. Also listed in world heritage site. The ambience around the temple is amazing. It is known for the Lord Shiva temple among Hindus. Many tourist visit the temple and get blessings.
  • The temples antiquity obviously makes it really special. Wish the crowd management was better - so that all the eager devotees don't have to jostle for darshan. Photography is prohibited within the temple premises proper and strictly enforced. This photo is before one gets in, with the main temple being directly inside the gate in this picture.

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