Pashupatinath (lord of animals i.e. Shiva) temple is the holiest shrine of all the Hindus. It is situated on the bank of the holy River Bagmati in Kathmandu. The temple has remained the presiding deity of ruling Nepalese royalty. This temple is sacred pilgrimage for the Hindus all around the world.
Pashupatinath temple is spread out over a large area which may take few hours to visit around. It is a famous Hindus temple in south Asia with around thousand Shivalingas, shrines, four hundred ninety two temples and icon. The main temple is built in the Pagoda style, has golden roof with a golden pinnacle, and four silver doors.
The Shleshmantak forest, Aaryaghat (crematorium) at Bagmati River and the Guheshwori temple add additional glory to the site.
Entrance is for Hindus only to pray in the main temple from the western gate. Tourist may peak inside or go on the other side of the river to have a glimpse of the temple complex from above. During the festival of the Shivaratri (end of February) thousands of devotees and pilgrims visit in this site and make ceremonial fire.
It is good to be there early in the morning and early evening to see real activities of the people. Devotes are Chanting and dancing in the morning and evening. Aarati puja is held around 6:30 pm in front of cremation place.
Kirtipur hill (Half day tour):
One of the most typical Newari townsIt has preserved his mediaeval character at its best. It shelters many interesting temples and farmer’s house. In the 12th – 13th – century, Kirtipur was already a strongly fortified city. This city was historically importance during the unification conquest of
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
The third former royal city is another of Kathmandu’s rivals. It is situated about 16 km from the capital. Like Patan and Kathmadnu it contains impressive number of artistic treasures. At the same time Bhadgaon deserves to be called the most mediaeval city of the valley.
Bhadgaon deserves to be called the most mediaeval city of the valley. Here stands proudly the palace of the 55 windows. The ancient royal palace, a magnificent example of eighteenth century’s architecture, it was built by King Bhupatindra Malla whose kneeling statue stands just in front of the golden gate another masterpiece of Nepalese handicraft. Both palace and gate were completed by Newar artisans in 1753 to 54.
Worth being noted the collection of old Nepalese wood and stone carvings as well as of many beautiful mainly Newari Thang-kas. All these treasures are on display in the Museum installed in the left hand part of the
The gigantic bell close to the
The potter’s place, the Nyatapola, the Bhairabnath temple, the
Patan Durbar Square is believed to be the oldest Buddhist cities in the world. It was the Capital of an independent kingdom. You may count nine temples near the Royal palace seven of which are facing it. Three Chocks are not to miss: Sundari Chock (Young girls courtyard), Mul Choka (the main courtyard) and Man Keshab (is part of the
The other attractions are the Golden Gate, some of
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE
As for the local people, they are completely indifferent towards the tourists, whether he is just looking around or shooting with his camera. Had the Nepalese one in their hand, they are likely to take as many pictures of the odd behaving tourists!
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Published on: Friday, June 28th, 2013
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