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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
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.