Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred and famous Hindu temple in the Hindu religion. The temple is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal. The temple is home to the Hindu Most honorable and great deity, Lord Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is one of the temples which has spread out a lot. In the temple area, there are lots of temples, ashrams, images, and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river.

The Pashupatinath Temple is included as one of the seven monuments group in UNESCO’s designation of Kathmandu Valley as a cultural heritage site. This temple complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1979. One of the major Festivals of the temple is Mahi Shivaratri on which day over 1 million devotees visits here.

If you are wandering around and want to experience the unmatched mix of religious, cultural, and spiritual experiences then Pashupatinath Temple is one you need on your Bucket List. Inside temple premises, there are lots of small and big temples which include Deupatan, Jaya Bageshori, Gaurighat (Holy Bath), Kutumbahal, Gaushala, Pingalasthan, and Sleshmantak forest. There are around 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva), and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) to explore.