Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, Kathmandu

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Pay a visit to the sprawling complex of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, the oldest temple in Kathmandu, and one of the most sacred Hindu shrines. Dedicated to Pashupati, an incarnation of Shiva and patron of animals, the numerous temples and shrines of the complex straddle both sides of the Bagmati River. While the main temple and courtyard can only be accessed by Hindu devotees, visitors can explore the rest of the grounds. On a tour of the famous temple, you might encounter meditating sadhus, deer, and monkeys, or even witness a funeral pyre, as the temple attracts the elderly who come here to die and be cremated in the sacred river. To visit Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo on your trip to Kathmandu, use our Kathmandu trip builder website .
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  • Interesting, also taking a tour is really great. So you understand the background of the Temple. But to see all the dead body's burning and the smell is not for everybody.  more »
  • My children were scared while we approached to the crematoria site in this Temple. It a different cultural practice from ours. I do not recommend this to Westerners or suggest them to omit this...  more »
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  • Pashupatinath is spiritually the most important temple of lord Shiva. No matter how many times you visit this place, it never fails to delight you as it's a stunning calming, peaceful and wonderful place. This place is built in large area and includes numerous sculpture and statues. Each artifacts has its own significance. Every day many rituals are also performed here.
  • It's better to pick a guide because it's easy to get "lost" There are a lots of cute monkeys but they are thief! 😁 Unique experience to see how they say good bye for the loved ones. From the other side, it's strange that tourist (like me) come to see...
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