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  Rabi S
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 Joined: May 20 2012
Enchanting site
Posted on Sun 20 May 2012

The present temple of Pashupatinath is a very good example of Nepalese Pagoda style temple. However the site is prehistoric and his existence is mentioned even in 'Mahabharata'. The oldest stone inscription found in the premises was from around 3rd century.
The main entrance is from the west. 50 m before the main entrance, there is a shrine of 'Adishankar'. It is believed that he brought a priest from south India for the daily rituals in 9th century. Even in these days the main priest at the temple is south Indian.
The temple is supposed to have 4 silver doors and gold pinnacle. Right in the front lies huge bronze bull, the Nandi. Beside the 'Jyotirlingam' in the main sanctum, there several important temples like 'Unmatta Bhairav' in the south, Basuki Naga in the northeast, 525 Lingam circumnavigation in the platform behind 'Unmatta Bhairav' temple. Towards east, flight of stone steps goes down to holy Bagmati river which is also a famous cremation ground.
For non-Hindus, most interesting would be to walk past the southern entrance to Batshalladevi temple. The temple has beautiful carvings with erotic ones in the struts. walk across the bridge and you can witness the last rite of Hindus. The area above is Picturesque and offers overview of the whole complex. This is famous dwelling of 'Shadus' who follow the devotional path of Hinduism.

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