Pashupatinath Temple Tavel Guide
Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the greatest Shiva sites. The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. This extensive Hindu temple precinct is a sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river and is included as one of the seven monument groups in UNESCO’s designation of Kathmandu Valley as a cultural heritage site. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the compound of the famous main temple here, but visitors can catch tantalising glimpses of what is going on inside from several points around the perimeter wall. The temple is of the Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. All the features of pagoda style is founded here like cubic constructions, beautifully carved wooden rafters on which they rest. The two level roofs are of copper with gold covering. It has four main doors, all covered with silver sheets. This temple has a gold pinnacle which is a symbol of religious thought. The western door has a statue of large bull or Nandi, plated in bronze. The deity is of black stone, about 6 feet in height and the same in circumference.