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Pashupatinath Temple is the holy Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal . There are linga images of Shiva along with statues, shrines, and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex.
Pashupatinatha Temple more info http://www.buddhanepaltrek.com Pashupatinath Temple is the holy Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal . There are linga images of Shiva along with statues, shrines, and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in AD 879. However, the present temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1697. A gold plated roof, silver doors, and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda construction. Guheswari Temple , restored in AD 1653, represents the female "force". It is dedicated to Satidevi, Shiva's first wife, who gave up her life in the flames of her father's fire ritual. The temple of Pashupatinath is Nepal's most sacred Hindushrine and one of the subcontinent's great Shiva sites.Pashupatinath, beside the sacred Bagmati River, is the holiest place in Nepal. Pashupatinath's supreme holiness has two major parts. One is that Shiva linga enshrined in the main temple and its location on the banks of Bagmati. Hindu devotee plunge into the holy Bagmati river daily and recite the verse from the ancient Vedas. It is believed that plunging or bathing into the holy river releases from the cycle of rebirth. It is believed that sex organ of Shiva fell to Nepal. The main temple of Pashupati nath (meaning Lord of Beasts believed to be divine protector of Nepal) contains a lingam of Pashupati which is three and a half feet high and has four faces sculptured on it.
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