Pashupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur

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  • One of the most holiest place for Hindus in Nepal. If you are not Hindu or a Buddhist, you can't go in, but it's still worth a visit because you feel how important the place is.  more »
  • The visit to this temple is certainly very particular and must be assessed by each of you according to your own sensibility. I say this because the temple is not visitable for non-Hindus, but who goes to see the place does it for cremation and to understand something more about the after-death Hindu. The place, in fact, is considered sacred and is used for the preparation of the dead and for the consequent cremation. It is certainly very interesting, but also of strong emotional impact.
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  • One of the most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal – Pashupatinath Temple is located on both banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva. Every year this temple attracts hundreds of elderly followers of Hinduism. They arrive here to find shelter for the last several weeks of their lives, to meet death, be cremated on the banks of the river and travel their last journey with the waters of the sacred river Bagmati, which later meets the holy river Ganges. Hinduists from every corner of Nepal and India are arriving here to die. It is believed that those who die in Pashupatinath Temple are reborn as a human, regardless of any misconduct that could worsen their karma. The exact day of their death is predicted by astrologers of the temple. If you are attracted to the places where the spirit of death can be felt, then consider Pashupatinath as your first destination. It is a temple with special atmosphere of death; death is present in almost every ritual and every corner of it. يقع أحد المعابد الهندوسية الأكثر قداسة في نيبال - معبد باشوباتيناث على ضفتي نهر باغماتي على المشارف الشرقية لكاتماندو. Pashupatinath هو المعبد الأكثر أهمية مكرس للإله شيفا. يستقطب هذا المعبد كل عام مئات من كبار السن من أتباع الديانة الهندوسية. يصلون إلى هنا لإيجاد مأوى خلال الأسابيع القليلة الماضية من حياتهم ، لمواجهة الموت ، وإحراق جثثهم على ضفاف النهر والسفر في رحلتهم الأخيرة مع مياه نهر باغماتي المقدس ، الذي يجتمع لاحقًا مع نهر الجانج المقدس. الهندوس من كل ركن من أركان نيبال والهند يصلون إلى هنا ليموتوا. من المعتقد أن أولئك الذين يموتون في معبد باشوباتيناث يولدون من جديد كإنسان ، بغض النظر عن أي سوء سلوك قد يؤدي إلى تفاقم كارماهم. ويتوقع المنجمون في المعبد يوم موتهم بالضبط. إذا انجذبت إلى الأماكن التي يمكن أن تشعر بها روح الموت ، فاعتبر أن باشوباتيناث هي وجهتك الأولى. إنه هيكل ذو جو خاص من الموت. الموت موجود في كل طقوس تقريبًا وفي كل ركن من أركانها.
  • 1000 rupees/$10 USD — foreigners aren’t allowed in temple area and aren’t allowed in the temple. They think we foreigners are there to be ghouls and be entertained by watching families cremate their loved ones. Police randomly demand to see your ticket, you get barked at randomly, you’re targeted by peddlers who follow and stalk you. Sadhus cat call and peddle pay-for-photos, men hound you to hire them as guides. It was a depressing place to be, they only want foreigners’ money. It’s really sad, they kept trying to direct us to the cremation area and we were there to see the culture, history, architecture and temples. To learn and appreciate. Instead we were harassed by police, peddlers, and sadhus. It felt more like Disneyland peddling cremation. So many beautiful places to visit in Nepal that are welcoming and peaceful. I was harassed at this site continuously, never had this issue anywhere else in Nepal. Take note—this was off season, I can’t imagine what it would be like during the busy tourist season.
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