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Shri Pashupatinath Mandir

Updated: Aug 06, 2015 07:24 AM
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श्री पशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर (Shri Pashupatinath Mandir) - Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu, Nepal - 44621
श्री पशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर (Shri Pashupatinath Mandir) dedicated to Prabhu Pashupatinath, the Lord of all Pashus(Animal) name of Lord Shiv, head over the body of the twelve Jyotirlingas is located on the banks of the Bagmati River Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. Having a huge statue Nandi in front of the western door. List of 12 Jyotirling.

The temple was erected a new in the 15th century by Lichhavi King Shupuspa after the previous building had been consumed by termites. Pashupatinath Temple`s existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or holy symbol of Lord Shiva. As per story Shiva and Parvati came to the Kathmandu Valley and rested by the Bagmati while on a journey. Shiva was so impressed by its beauty and the surrounding forest that He and Parvati changed themselves into deers and walked into the forest. The area of Pashupatinath encompasses 264 hectare of land including 518 temples and monuments.

Temple premises has 4 entrances in all directions. The western entrance is the main entrance to the temple courtyard and rest three entrances are only opened during big festival . Practicing Hindus and Buddhist of Indian and Tibetan descendent are only allowed into main temple. This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list Since 1979. Some other near by temples Ram Mandir, Virat Swaroop Mandir, 12 Jyotirlingha, Guhyeshwari Mandir.

Information

Timing
Temple Premises: 4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Jyotirlingas: 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event / Festival
Basic Services
Drinking Water, Prasad, Shoe Store
Charitable Services
Book and Music Store, Dharmshala, Dispensary
Mandir Architecture
Pagoda
Address
Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu, Nepal - 44621
Photography
No (It's not ethical to capture photograph inside the temple when someone engaged in worship! Please also follow temple`s Rules and Tips.)
Coordinates
27.7104528°N, 85.3486873°E

Photo Gallery

Photo in Full View
Western entrance of Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Western entrance of Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Western main gate closeup of Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Western main gate closeup of Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Guhyeshwari Mai Mandir near by Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Guhyeshwari Mai Mandir near by Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Sanyasi taking prasad in Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Sanyasi taking prasad in Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Sanyasi taking rest in Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Sanyasi taking rest in Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Bird table in Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Bird table in Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Bird table closeup in Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Bird table closeup in Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Western main gate closeup of Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Western main gate closeup of Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Western main gate in full view of Shri Pashupatinath Mandir
Western main gate in full view of Shri Pashupatinath Mandir

List of 12 Lord Shiv Jyotirling

सोमनाथ (Somnath), मल्लिकार्जुन (Mallikarjuna), महाकालेश्वर (Mahakaleshwar),ओंकारेश्वर (Omkareshwar), केदारनाथ (Kedarnath), भिमाशंकर (Bhimashankar), विश्वनाथ (Vishwanath), त्र्यंबकेश्वर (Trimbakeshwar), वैद्यनाथ (Vaidyanath), नागनाथेश्वर (Nagnatheshwar), रामेश्वरम (Rameshwaram), घृष्णेश्वर (Grishneshwar).

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