Nepal is a stunning small landlocked country with rich culture, multiple languages and faiths in the South of Asia in between India and China. Many ancient temples are situated in the capital city of Nepal Kathmandu, and it is often referred to as the city of temples in Nepal. One of the oldest and holiest of all is the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal.
The Pashupatinath temple in Nepal is not merely a single temple standing tall in the middle of the city. Many small temples and buildings are also built around the main temple and they altogether form the Pashupatinath Mandir Complex. This complex is also a part of UNESCO Heritage Site. The whole complex including Pashupatinath temple is formed with the total of 518 temples, structures, shrines and buildings. The year is not exactly known in which the Pashupatinath temple, locally called as the Pashupatinath Mandir was built in Nepal but it is believed to have been built at around 400BC in 4th Century. This mandir was never always the way it is now. It has been renovated by many kings in the past. The Pashupatinath temple is one of the most visited places in Nepal and the natives believe that whoever prays with pure heart and no evil in mind, all his wishes will come true.
Many theories are made about how this temple in Nepal had come into existence in the beginning. All the myths, theories and legends point towards the Shiva Lingam inside the temple. The Pashupatinath temple is beautiful and looks ancient. The artisans in the past had carved wooden windows and doors exquisitely that it still shines and looks sharp today as if they are newly made. Old bricks and beautifully carved wooden balconies, doors and windows make this temple look extremely precious and attractive. The Shiva idol inside Pashupatinath temple is always covered with golden cover but not during prayers.
The best time to visit Pashupatinath temple and the city Kathmandu is from September to the mid or end of December. One of the common things you will see at Pashupatinath Mandir Complex is the Sadhus or the wandering holy men. The Pashupatinath Mandir in Nepal and the complex as a whole is a combination of ancient beauty exquisitely made, tranquility, spirituality and wonderful experience. Now you wouldn’t want to miss that, would you?
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