Pashupati Nath temple
The Pashupati Nath temple is one of the world-famous cultural Heritage sides in the world. Pashupati Nath temple is one of the famous temples in the world. this is the main spiritual and Faith of Hindu peoples. This is one of the most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Many devotees of Lord Shiva from many countries are visited Pashupatinath temple.
Pashupatinath temple was built in the fifth century and rebuilt by Malla king. this is the old temple which was made in Pagoda design. this temple has four silver doors and every door has different cultural importance. Pashupati area is also famous for that place where the dead body of people will burn in the edge of the Bagmati River. Some years ago the Pashupati Nath temple was more polluted because of the Burned fire of Dead bodies. But nowadays the government of Nepal established an electronic machine to burn dead bodies, so now not much polluted like before.
The name Pashupati means lord of animals. many Hindu people will visit this temple during main festivals likes; Shivaratri, Teej, Bala Chaturdashi, etc.
the historical belief of Pashupati Temple
there are many historical stories has involved in The Pashupati temple. One day Lord Shiva and his wife Parbati were visiting Kathmandu. while visiting Kathmandu they feel tired and rest on the edge of Bagmati River. Lord Shiva was surprised after seeing the beautiful place of the Pashupati Nath area, which was surrounded by green hilly forest. Lord Shiva and Parbati decided to stay there in the form of Deer in Mrigisthali jungle. While they were in the form of Deer, people face many difficulties to find Lord Shiva and Parbati. When people know Shiva and Parbati are in the form of Deer and they come to the jungle, but Lord Shiva refuses to return to his original form. So people established Pashupati Nath temple to worship of Lord Shiva in the form of an animal.
The word ‘Pashu’ means animal and ‘Pati’ means Lord.
Daily Routine at Pashupatinath Temple
- 4:00 am: West gate opens for visitors.
- 8:30 am: After the arrival of the main Priest, the Statue of the Lord will clean, clothes and jewelry are changed for the day.
- 9:30 am: Baal Bhog is offered to the Lord.
- 10:00 am: Peoples are welcomed to do Puja. It is also called Farmayishi Puja where people tell the Priest to carry out a special Puja for specific reasons. The Puja continues till 1:45 pm in the afternoon.
- 1:50 pm: Lunch will offer to Lord Shiva in the main Pashupati Temple.
- 2:00 pm: Morning prayers end.
- 5:15 pm: The evening Aarati at the main Pashupati Temple begins.
- 6:00 pm: In recent times the Bagmati Ganga Aarati that is done by the banks of the Bagmati has been gaining popularity. There are larger crowds attending on Saturdays, Mondays and on special occasions. Ganga Aarati along with Shiva’s Tandava Bhajan, written by Ravana, is carried out during the evening Ganga Aarati.
- 7:00 pm: Doors close.