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Lord Shiva lives in the form of Pashupati in Nepal

Lord Shiva lives in the form of Pashupati in Nepal


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Pashupatinath Temple is devoted to the Hindu's deity lord Shiva which lies in the banks of Bagmati River, Lord Shiva is known by almost 1008 names out of which Pashupati is one of them, Pashupati means “Lord of all animals”.There are many mythological myths for the origin of Pashupathinath, let me let you one of such a myth it is said that Lord shiva and Parvati were so impressed by seeing the beauty of Kathmandu valley they transformed themselves into antelopes and walked through the valley, Since Shiva lived by the Bagmati river in the form of an antelope he said he would like to be known as Pashupatinath, He decided to remain there in the form of Shiva Lingam, he also said whoever will come and beheld the Shiva Lingam would never reborn as an animal.

         
Pashupatinath temple was built in the very same location where Lingam appeared later this temple was renovated by the Malla Kings. It is said by the locals that its Shiva's (pashupati's) power that the temple survived the massive earthquake which occured on April 2015. This is one of the largest temple in Nepal which is devoted to Lord Shiva and has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The Temple's structure is an amalgamation of Hindu's and chinese architecture, The premises of Pashupatinath temple holds around 492 small temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) to explore.

Pashupatinath temple have five faces which represents various Incarnations of Shiva, The temple faces towards five directs West, North, East, South and Zenith which represents five primary elements need to form a life they are earth, water, air, light and ether. It is said that when someone is dying he wills to die at the banks of Bagmati river under the shades of Lord Shiva as believers believe that their bondage of life and death cycle end’s at Pashupatinath.
Shivratri and Maha Shivratri are the two every important days according to Hindu Culture as these are the days when most of the devotees come's here for prayers to get blessed by Pashupati







Some of the facts needed to be known before visiting Pashupatinath Temple.


Opening time: 4 AM to 12 Noon

Closing time: 12 Noon to 5 PM

Rudravishekam: 6 PM

Only four priests can touch the deity, a tradition started by Adi Shankracharya to prevent human sacrifices.

Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Non Hindus can get a good view of the temple from the other side of the river Bagmati. Temple complex is open for all. Non Nepalis and non-Indians are required to pay a sum of 1000 Nepali rupees to enter this space


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