Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, Kathmandu

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Pay a visit to the sprawling complex of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, the oldest temple in Kathmandu, and one of the most sacred Hindu shrines. Dedicated to Pashupati, an incarnation of Shiva and patron of animals, the numerous temples and shrines of the complex straddle both sides of the Bagmati River. While the main temple and courtyard can only be accessed by Hindu devotees, visitors can explore the rest of the grounds. On a tour of the famous temple, you might encounter meditating sadhus, deer, and monkeys, or even witness a funeral pyre, as the temple attracts the elderly who come here to die and be cremated in the sacred river. To visit Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo on your trip to Kathmandu, use our Kathmandu trip builder website.
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  • The temple cannot be entered by non-hindus, but there are many other aspects of this site worth seeing, especially the cremations. Little pricy at R1,000 per person. 
    The temple cannot be entered by non-hindus, but there are many other aspects of this site worth seeing, especially the cremations. Little pricy at R1,000 per person.  more »
  • It was so peaceful to enter the shrine. So many devotees attending the temple on a daily basis. Nice opportunity to see the main deity up so close. 
    It was so peaceful to enter the shrine. So many devotees attending the temple on a daily basis. Nice opportunity to see the main deity up so close.  more »

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