Pashupatinath Darshan

Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Darshan

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Jul 2, 2018
4 days
2 people
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Pashupatinath Temple
Architectural astonishing, the Pashupatinath place of worship is stands as a sign of devotion. Situated on the shores of the Holy Bagmati River, a tributary of the Ganges is the multifaceted of numerous bejeweled Pagoda temples, shrines, statues, phallic sign of Lord Shiva, called Shiva Linga. The Holy River the Bagmati itself continue on devotion for rituals bath as well as Katmandu’s funerals Ghat (a special place for cremation for Hindus), a series of cremation platforms spread along the holy river where the dead bodies of Hindus and Buddhist are burnt and the ashes scattered into the holy river.

Pashupatinath is the sacred Hindu temple listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. The Pashupatinath temple is of Pagoda architecture stands in the center of the complex. It is square, two-tiered Pagoda temple built in single-tiered plinth, and it stands 23.6meters with gold-plated roofs are of cooper with gold covering. It has four main doors, all cover with silver sheets is guarding by Nandi, the vehicles of Shiva. There are numerous sizes containing gold-painted images of guardian deities. Inside the temple, it has a narrow ambulatory around the sanctum. The sanctum contains a one-meter high black Stone Linga with four faces representing Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath Temple's extensive grounds include many other old and important temples, shrines and statues.

The complex of the Pashupatinath is swarms with colorful Sadhus (holy Hindu ascetics), who emulate Shiva, rub ashes over their bodies. In addition, the devotees in queue, holding a plate of rice, flowers, and vermillion powder, they perform the Puja by lighting incenses, ringing the temple bell and applying Tika, a red paste, on their forehead are worthwhile to see and experience the Nepalese culture and traditions.Shivaratri is the night of Shiva is the most important festival of the year, which is celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva all day fasting and an all night along vigil. Similarly, Ekadashi, the 11th day after the new full moon, Tij (women festival) and Bala Chaturdashi are also major festivlas of the year. Non-Hindus are strictly prohibited from entering the temple but the sites can be enjoyed by all.

Architectural beauty and attractions:

  • Chadeshwar, an inscribed Lichchavi linga dating back to the 7th century, in the south of the temple
  • The western door features a ornamented statue of a Nandi, the holy bull
  • Dharmasila, a sacred stone where oaths are taken
  • Small pagoda temple of Vasukid of snakes, the g in the northeast corner of the temple courtyard.
  • Sacred bathing ghats on Bagmati River like Arua Ghat, Bhasmeshvar Ghat, GaGuheswori temple belongs to female energy force and it goddess temple. Legend say that Dakshya Prajapati, father of Sati Devi or famous wife of Lord Shiva was not happy with Lord Shiva because of his behavior.Dakshya Prajapati performed an Aswamedh Yagyauri Ghat and others
  • Pandra Himalaya (15 shrines), which were built to enshrine lingams
  • The two-level roofs of the temple are decorated with gold while the four main doors are adorned with silver
  • Brahma Temple
  • Gorakhnath and Vishwarup Temples
  • Guhyeshwari (Guhjeshwari) Temple

Major festivals and special events: 
Activities take place in Pashupatinath all the times, but it is generally busiest from 6 to 10 am and again from 6 to 7.30pm. Maha Shivaratri (Shiva’s birthday), falls on Feb to March and Ekadashi-11 days after the full Moon and new Moon each month. On Shiva’s Birthday Pilgrimage comes from all over Nepal and India for the festivals. It is worthwhile to see.

Opening and closing time: It opens 6 am in the morning to until 7.30 pm in the evening but on the special occasion and festivals, it remains opens all over the night and day.

Legend Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. It is not known for certain when Pashupatinath Temple was founded. But according to Nepal Mahatmaya and Himvatkhanda,the deity here gained great fame there as Pashupati, the Lord of the Animals.

Perform the services at this temple have been Bhat-Brahmins from South India (Karnataka) origin since last 350 years. The priests of Pashaputinath are called Bhattas and the chief priest is called Mool Bhatt or Raval. The chief priest is answerable only to the King of Nepal and reports to him on temple matters on a periodic basis.

This tradition is supposed to have started by the request of Adi Shankaracharya who sought to unify the different states of Bharatam (Unified India) by encouraging cultural exchange. The unique feature of this temple is that only 4 priests can touch the deity. This tradition is supposed to have started by Sage Shankaracharya in 8th century, ostensibly to stop human sacrifice which was prevalent in that temple. This procedure is also followed in other temples around India which were sanctified by Adi Shankaracharya. Malla kings honoured the request of Adi shankaracharya as latter being one of the greatest ever Hindu acharyas.

However, this tradition was recently changed after the historic revolution in Nepal which demolished the monarchy and established democracy where Nepalese priests supported by the anti- Indian Maoists government. There was a widespread protest by most Nepalese as they saw this as interference in their religion.

Temple architecture the temple is of pagoda style of architecture. All the features of pagoda style is founded here like cubic constructions, beautifully carved wooden rafters on which they rest (tundal). The two level roofs are of copper with gold covering. It has four main doors, all covered with silver sheets. This temple has a gold pinnacle, (Gajur), which is a symbol of religious thought. The western door has a statue of large bull or Nandi, again covered in gold. The deity is of black stone, about 6 feet in height and the same in circumference.

Guheswori Temple
The famous Temple of Guheswori lies about a km east of. Guheswori temple is located at the left bank of the Bhagawati River. Guheswori temple belong to female energy force and it goddess temple. Legend say that Dakshya Prajapati, father of Sati Devi or famous wife of Lord Shiva was not happy with Lord Shiva because of his behavior.Dakshya Prajapati performed an Aswamedh Yagya. Dakshya Prajapati invited all god and goddess except Lord Shiva and Shati Devi.Hearing that her father was performing Aswamedh Yagya Shati Devi went to her father house uninvited. Dakshya insulted Lod Shiva in front of Sati Devi. Sati Devi could not bear the insult of her beloved husband Lord Shiva. With anger she jumped into the scare Aswamedh Yagya fire.Griiefed the death of Sati Devi Bribhadra and Mahakali were called by Lord Shiva to destroy the Aswamedh Yagya.Eventually Lord Shiva went himself to the site of Aswamedh Yagya then be started wondering place to place carrying Sati Devi death body on his shoulders. As the time passed the bodies got decomposed and begin to disintegrate. Several parts of Sati Devi decomposed body felt at various places of Nepal and India and where part of body fell off become a hallowed place or Pith. It is said that virgina of Sati Devi fell at this very sport of Guheswori and became Pith or Holly place.

Benefit of Doing Puja at Guheswori

  • It is said that if you marry inside the Guheshowri temple you will get your soul mate another 6 birth. Just Lordess parbati got lord Shiva on her next birth. By marriage in Guheshowri temple you will be soul mate for ever.
  • By doing puja at Guheswori Temple you can improve health of your husband, his long life, happiness. And Prosperity.
  • By doing Puja at Guheswori Temple you can get victory over your enemies. If you are facing any type of legal problems you should do puja at Guheswori Temple so that you win.
  • We offer you online Puja at Guheswori Temple:
  • We will do online Puja on your behalf. We send Prasad and tika on your address. Contact us for online Puja at Guesswork Temple.

Gaurighat (Goddesses Satidevi):
A right is an ancient Nepalese village at the Bank of Bagmati River in the Kathmandu Valley. Now a part of the Kathmandu metropolitan area, Gaurighat is located in the northern side of the famous Pashupatinath temple. Gaurighat is also famous for the temples of Goddess Guhyeswari and Kiranteswar Mahadev, the Kirant incarnation of Lord Shiva, the principal deity of Nepalese Hindu cult.

The bank of Bagmati River:
Considered the holiest river within the Kathmandu Valley, was (and is) among the major river banks to cremate the dead of the Hindu believers.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Full day
Day 03: Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 04: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu
We will be welcoming you at the International Airport for our Hindus Devotees whey they are from even like all over the world by private car. And Pickup and drop at Hotel. Having refreshment and you will be towards to the Aarati Darshan at Pashupatinath Temple. This will be starting about on their season like: - 6 to 7:30 P.M. After your Darshan at Pashupatinath Baba Temple then you are ready to back hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Full day
Breakfast at Hotel. Hindus tour will be started to the Pashupatinath Temple, at the Pashupatinath temple, you will worship to Goddesses of Father known as the (“Pashupatinath Baba”) around Pashupatinath Baba Temple you can visit and Darshan at Bhairav temple, Eighty Four Shiva Lingam, Ram Mandir, Mirgasthali, Bishowrup Mahadev Temple, Gujeshowri, Aright and Kireteshwor Mahadev temple as well as other places too. While you gone your full day trip at “Pashupatinath Baba Dham” than transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing 
Breakfast at Hotel, while we will be arranging Hindus pilgrimage place to Sleeping Vishnu Temple, Krishna Temple, Bagalamukhi Bhagawati Temple, than back to hotel. Refreshment than free day at Kathmandu.  Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Departure
Breakfast at Hotel, and we will be arranging you the Airport transfer by private vehicle to your onwards flight.

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What Customer are saying about Muktinath Darshan?

Karthik Subramani


Chennai, India

I really thank Lumle Holidays for the great effort for the successful Muktinath trip. As to sum-up our tour arranged by you can be considered as a full success. You made our trip most enjoyable and nothing was too much trouble, thank you for all the efforts you have done, we really appreciate your support regarding Mukitnath trip. Special Thanks to Nipendra Maharjan, who guided us throughout the tour. Who made the trip very easy during the Bad climate condition, he always have the backup Plan. Assisted in the shopping and got some good quality Bag and trekking material. Nice Guy how always take care until the you reach the Destination
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Santanagopalan Sriraman


Chennai, India

We approached Lumle for organising overland trip to Muktinath from Kathmandu and back. Operations Manager Nipendra Maharjan was the one who helped us plan our trip. He accompanied us all through the trip. We engaged a Mahindra Scorpio for our trip. Excellent and caring service has been Nipendra's hallmark. Along with the driver Sarath, both were outstanding. Ineffable to mention about their excellent conduct and service. I would strongly recommend Lumle if you are planning trip to Muktinath by overland tour. Nipendra is a great ambassador for Lumle.  Would recommend hiring an alternate vehicle other than Scorpio if you are looking at having more leg room and comfort.
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Srinivasan Venkatasamy



Itinenary was prepared in nice manner considering the road conditions, traffic and other factors. Tour guide Nipendra assisted throughout the trip with more caring. Hotel and food arrangements were done nicely. Guided to collect the Saligrama stones from Kali Gandaki river that is excellent time to have in the tour. Nipendra assisted in the shopping also to buy some souvenirs and trekking items. When the return flight had issue due to Kathmandu runway issue stayed with me to make sure managed to get the flight and depart safely. Great tour operators and extraordinary guidance from Nipendra. Recommed to use LUMLE Holidays for Muktinath Tours for their caring service
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Vinita Dubey


Delhi, India

We 5 friends went to Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath trip from 9 April to 15 April. We chose Lumle Travel for our trip. We had started planning from February and Mr Nipendra of Lumle was involved with planning our trip. He always replied our e-mail and made our itinerary. When we reached Kathmandu airport he was there to receive us (we all are fifty plus ladies). We made plan to visit Patan and Pasupatinath temple after reaching Kathmandu on the same day. Mr Nripendra was kind enough to take us to Patan and Pasupati. He was with us all along on 9 April evening though our visit to Pasupatinath and sightseeing was starting on 10 April. Our Pokhara and Muktinath Darshan was also very pleasant .Hotel at Pokhara and Muktinath was also very good especially Om's home at Jomsom. Mr Hari of Om's home accompanied us to Muktinath. He is very caring and funny boy who took our luggage while we ladies were climbing. He was with us constantly with us at Muktinath looking after our luggage while we were changing after bathing and having Darshan at Muktinath Mandir. The driver who was all along with us Mr Kamal was also very nice n good never getting irritated or upset. Our nice and pleasant stay was due to Mr Nipendra of Lumle Travel. He was always available on phone, if we had any query. Thank you Mr Nipendra for such a wonderful n pleasant stay
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