Pashupatinath Mandir in Nepal

Nepal is not just beautiful but also is enriched in cultural and religious symbols and practices and offers wide realms for spirituality too. Among the many religious sites, Pashupatinath Mandir remains the biggest holy mandir in country. One of the four major religious sites in Asia dedicated to Lord Shiva is Pashupatinath Mandir in Nepal built in the 5th century.

Though the exact history of the existence of the temple is not known but there are many legends and myths associated with the construction of the temple. The Pashupatinath Mandir complex is widely stretched on both sides of Bagmati River and the temple portrays exquisite architectural beauty built in pagoda style with gold-covered roof and silver doors. In the east of Pashupatinath Mandir lies Guheshwori Mandir, dedicated to Sati Devi, the first wife of Lord Shiva. This temple is also regarded as one of the most important mandirs in the premises of Pashupatinath, believed to be a symbol of power (shakti). Other various temples present within the premises are Bhuwaneshwori, the Dakshinamurti, Tamreshwor, Panchdewal, Bishwarupa, and others. All the mandirs have their own meaning, values, and rituals to be performed.

The Pashupatinath Mandir carries huge mythological and spiritual value for the people of Nepal residing across the world. Many believers in Nepal come to reside here during their last days of life. Legends have it that people who die in the premises of the mandir are reborn as human beings despite their misconduct in their lifetime. The premises of Pashupatinath Mandir in Nepal are used for different purposes. One can find this a perfect place for meditation; some indulge in exploring ayurvedic, some come for darshan, some are touristsand some come to meet the astrologers.  

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