Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath

Jul 18, 2018 | Gatsby

Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern part of Kathmandu. This temple complex is on Sites’ list since 1979. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith. This main temple is built in the Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. The area of Pashupatinath encompasses 264 hectares of land including 518 temples and monuments. The temple resides on a square base platform with a height of 23m 7 cm from base to pinnacle. It has four main doors, all covered with silver sheets. This temple has a gold pinnacle (Gajur). Inside are two Garbhagrihas, outer and inner. One of the major Festivals of the temple is Maha Shivaratri on which day over 800,000 devotees visit here.