The Pashupatinath Temple is located in the capital city of Nepal, “Kathmandu” on the banks of the Bagmati River. People say and people also believe that this temple is very sacred and here lord Shiva, whom we also call Bholenath, lives in this temple.
In Pashupatinath temple, millions of foreigners come to the temple to worship with their devotion in a month to perform the worship of Lord Shiva.
And the priests of that temple also say that once one comes to this temple, all his sins are removed. Today, in this article, I will tell you 7 things that you must know before visiting Pashupatinath Temple, so without further delay let’s begin.
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About Pashupatinath Temple
It is written in the scriptures of Hinduism that the world’s most powerful temple, that is, the holy temple, is the only one where once people go, all their sins, sorrows and pains are reduced and that is only one temple, Nepal. Pashupatinath Tample in Kathmandu city where Lord Shiva actually resides.
It has been written in many holy books and Puranas of Hinduism that some part of the body of Mata Sati had fallen at the place where the Pashupatinath temple is now built.
The Pashupatinath Tample is an attractive structure with a gold plated roof and four silver doors. The temple is painstakingly built by the age-old artisan and there is also a black granite idol of Lord Pashupatinath inside the temple.
The temple was classified as a world heritage site in 1979, Not only this, one of the many temples in the world, Pashupatinath Mandir is also considered as the best temple.
7 Things to know about Pashupatinath Temple;
Right now I am going to tell you seven such things which are very important if you are thinking of visiting Pashupatinath Temple and I have researched and realized this myself, only then I am telling you these things.
1. Best Months to Visit Pashupatinath Temple
There are no such rules made by the temple councils that you can visit the temple only in this season, if you have devotion, then you can come and worship the lord Pashupatinath(shiva) even in 12 months of the year.
Although only 12 months are considered good to visit Pashupatinath, but out of that also the best month is from October to December. This is the time of year when the weather is pleasant and dry.
Many people do not know that people come in winter time or come in summer time, then they are not able to worship properly in the temple due to cold and excessive heat, that is why from October to December months is considered best to visit Pashupatinath Temple.
2. Best Time to visit the Pashupatinath Tample
If many people go to visit Pashupatinath tample then they do not take care of timing and timing is very important thing which you should keep in mind because in Pashupatinath tample.
Temple open from 4:00 am to 12:00 noon Remains and then from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the evening the temple remains open, in the meanwhile from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm the rest time has been given and in the meantime the temple completely closed.
And those who do not know the timing have to come back after worshiping outside the temple, There is so much crowd of devotees that people start queuing up from 3:00 in the morning, that’s why you should keep the timing very much in mind when you are going to visit Pashupatinath Mandir
3. Aarti Timing of the Pashupatinath Tample
Pashupatinath Aarti is an exquisite Hindu ritual performed in front of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. The aarti, or ritual offering, is performed daily at the temple and considered one of the most significant practices.
The aarati ceremony begins with the lighting of lamps and chanting of mantras. Afterward, these are placed in front of Pashupatinath’s statue for performance of the aarti. The aarti is an elegant and moving ceremony that plays a significant role in Hindu worship. when the ritual is over when the lamps are extinguished then the temple doors are shut for the night.
Pashupatinath Aarti is an exquisite ritual in Hinduism that not to be missed! If you ever find yourself in Kathmandu, Nepal, be sure to witness this majestic ceremony for yourself!
4. What to See in Pashupatinath Temple ?
If you come to Nepal, then you must visit Pashupatinath tample, but there are many such places in the side of Pashupatinath you should also visit once, Here is the list of 8 temples which are near to Pashupatinath Mandir:-
- Guhyeshwari Temple
- Gorkhanath Temple
- Lagest Nandi Statue
- Western Cremation Ghats
- Eastern Ghats
- Jaya Bageshwori Temple
- Religious Market
5. Rules and Regulation of the Pashupatinath Tample
By the way, many rules and regulations are applicable in this temple because it is considered a very Holy place and it should not become unholy in any way, that is why so many rules and regulations have been imposed here.
One of the many rules of this temple and the biggest rule is that only those who are Hindus can enter and worship in this temple and people of other religions can only view the outer part of mandir from the other side of the Bagmati River
There is also a rule in the temple that you cannot take photos or videos inside the temple, you cannot take any leather goods inside the temple like lather wallet, belt, jacket etc. and you can’t touch anything in the temple.
6. Facts About Pashupatinath Tample;
- Pashupatinath Temple is a Hindu temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal.
- The temple complex also contains several smaller shrines and temples, such as those to Kirtimukha Bhairava – the deity of destruction – and Ganesh – an elephant-headed god.
- Pashuptinath Mandir is also known as” Home of the holy Sadhus“.
- This temple was believed to have been constructed by Prachanda Deva, a Licchavi king and an ardent Shiva devotee.
- This temple was constructed in the Nepalese pagoda style, featuring a tiered roof and plinth.
- In 1979 AD, UNESCO designated this temple a World Heritage Site.
- Hindus are the only ones granted entry to this temple, though visitors of all faiths are welcomed to admire its architecture and learn about Hindu religion.
- Photography and leather items (belts, walets, etc.) are not permitted inside the temple complex.
- The best time to visit the temple is during Shivaratri festival, when pilgrims from Nepal and India converge upon it for worship of Shiva.
- The temple is open Monday through Saturday from 4 am to 9 pm, but closed from 12 PM until 5 PM.
7. Simple route to Pashupatinath Mandir
The temple is located 15 minutes by car from Kathmandu’s Durbar Square and can be reached with buses passing regularly between Ratna Park and the temple. A private taxi ride from Kathmandu City Center to the temple will cost around Rs.500 N.C including both travel time to and from there as well as any waiting time that may arise.
If you live near Boudhanath, it may be more convenient to drive yourself there and then take either a bus or taxi according to your budget. Taxis to the temple are readily available almost everywhere in Kathmandu or Thamel. Additionally, if arriving by flight into Nepal, buses or cabs can be taken directly from the airport (which is just 15 minutes away by foot)). Making for an accessible experience!
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Millions of Hindus come to the temple each year to worship Pashupatinath tample and give prayers. Beautiful and revered, the Pashupatinath Temple is a destination worth seeing.
Make sure to include this temple on your agenda if you ever visit Nepal. You should invest the time and money, I’m certain.
You will probably visit the Pashupatinath Tample shortly after reading these article, in my opinion.
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