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Visit Pashupatinath temple, the “Abode of Lord Shiva” in Kathmandu. Witness evening Arati in the temple and morning rituals at the holiest Hindu shrine.
This three days Pashupatinath Darshan Tour itinerary is specially created to cover Hindu temples in Kathmandu. The main highlight of this tour is the Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is the holiest Hindu shrine, and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is on the sacred river Bagmati on the eastern outskirt of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath temple is a masterpiece of Hindu architecture. The roof of the temple is made of gold, with four doors made of silver. The two-storied roof is made from copper and is covered with gold. This richly decorated temple with wooden sculptures is believed to make wishes come true. One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the enormous golden statue of Nandi – Shiva’s bull.
Only Hindus are permitted inside the temple complex. For other religions, followers can go to another side of the temple and see the views of the temple. For Hindus, the Pashupatinath temple is the holiest, and they must visit it once in a lifetime.
Along the right bank of Bagmati, numerous platforms for funeral pyres are built. The cremations on these platforms are an everyday activity.
According to a legend in local texts, especially the Nepalamahatmya and the Himavatkhanda, the Hindu god Shiva once fled from the other gods in Varanasi to Mrigasthali, the forest on the opposite bank of the Bagmati River from the temple. There, in the form of a gazelle, he slept with his consort Parvati. When the gods discovered him there and tried to bring him back to Varanasi, he leaped across the river to the opposite bank, where one of his horns broke into four pieces. After this, Shiva became manifest as Pashupati (Lord of Animals) in a four-face (Chaturmukha) linga.
We have designed this Pashupatinath Darshan Tour itinerary covering the major festivity and rituals inside the temple. You will see a colorful evening Arati on the bank of the river. The following day you will visit Pashupatinath at the four-door opening time to offer worship at the temple.
Similarly, you will also cover other significant temples in Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Darshan Tour Highlights
Tour Type: Pilgrimage and Heritage
Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Destination: Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimage site
Group Size: 1 & above
Arrival city: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Meals: Daily Breakfast
Price: Budget, Standard, Deluxe & Luxury