Pashupatinath Pilgrimage Tour

Duration: 4 Days     
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: 01 - 10 pax

Highlights

  • 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.

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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu.
  • Day 2Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Full day.
  • Day 3Kathmandu Sightseeing.
  • Day 4Departure.

Useful Information

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.

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