Pashupatinath - Himalayan Smile Treks

Pashupatinath

pashupatiPashupatinath is the most important Hindu Temple in Nepal. It is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. This is the temple of Lord Shiva one of three major gods in Hinduism. This temple has two tiered golden roof and silver doors. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the main temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. The other attraction of visiting this temple is cremation death human body. On the bank of Bagmati River there are many cremation spots. On those spot there is almost always a cremation going on. While walking around Pashupatinath you will meet many devotees and sadhus (wandering Hindu holy men). This temple was listed in the UNESCO’s World heritage monument list in 1979.