Pashupatinath Temple In Kathmandu

Located on the banks of the River Bagmati, the Pashupatinath Temple happens to be one of the most important sites of pilgrimage for the Hindus and on several religious events like TeejAkshaya and Shivratri, Rakshabandhan, Sankranti etc. thousands of devotees flock to the site. The temple resembles the style of a pagoda and is richly decorated and its houses and the holy Lingam of Shiva have four faces and dates back to the 14th century. Though the temple itself dates back to the 5th century, the present structure was created in 1653 by King BhupatindraMalla. The front of temple has a 300 year old bronze statue of Nandi the Bull, the mount of Lord Shiva. At the back of the temple is present the arya-ghat, the cremation ground where the Hindus in Nepal aspire to be cremated in due time. There are many other temples in the complex dedicated to other gods.

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