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Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the four most significant religious sites in Asia for Hindu believers of Shiva. The temple itself is located in a large temple complex spread over on both banks of the Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal is one of eight UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. It is worshipped as holy by Hindus.

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Temple Complex

There are around four hundred and ninety-five temples, fifteen Shiva lingams (shrines of Shiva) and twelve Jyotirlinga (radiance shrines) to discover. The temple has eye-catching Pagoda style architecture – the two level roofs, which are of copper with gold covering. The doors, wooden windows, gates, and a variety of accessories are magnificently crafted, presenting the historical image followed through the ages.


The Pashupatinath temple is famous for many kinds of festivals throughout the year and thousands of people join and enjoy these festivals. The most important festivals are the Maha Shiva Ratri Bala Chaturthi festival, and Teej festival. The amazing thing here is, during the festivals, many people from all over the world come to worship. The popular temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist idols surround the temple of Pashupatinath.


Do you know about the Sadhus? You can meet with them at the Pashupatinath temple complex. They have a very attractive and unique look with specific yellow paintings on their bodies. The Sadhus are wandering ascetic yogis, who are trying to acquire liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth by meditating. A very interesting thing is that most of the Sadhus are very tourist friendly and they are very interested in posing for the photos with foreigners. However, remember, it is not done free of charge! The Sadhus are passing a very strange life; they live in caves or tiny cells on the territory of Pashupatinath.

Pashupatinath Temple Timings

Pashupatinath temple is a centre of energy with an active involvement of people at all times of the day, every day. This popular temple is normally closed between 12pm to 5pm. The Pashupatinath temple timings of all days of the week are:

4:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Presented below are the Pashupatinath temple timings of daily rituals:

4:00am the west gate opens for visitors.
8:30am Pujaris complete the Lord’s bath and cloth & jewellery changing for the day.
9:30am offers breakfast to the Lord.
10:00am to 1:45pm welcome the people for Farmayishi Puja, which carry for their specified reasons.
1:50pm offers lunch to the Lord in the main Pashupati Temple.
2:00pm ending time of morning prayers.
5:15pm begin evening Aarati at the main Pashupati Temple.
6:00pm carry on evening Ganga Aarati.
7:00pm the door closes.

Pashupatinath Temple Images

If you enjoy photography, then the Pashupatinath temple is an awesome and perfect place to take a variety of different pictures. When visiting the temple, get an out-of-this-world experience. Pashupatinath temple images will be an ideal addition to your Nepal trip collection!