Pashupatinath Temple Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple Nepal History, Timings, Darshan and Route info

Temple is located on the banks of the Bagmati river and is dedicated to Lord Siva.

Pashupatinath Temple Nepal History

Date Details
3 BC Built by the King Pasupreksha Deva of Somdev dynasty
605 AD Amshuvarman kings used to worship this deity
1099 /1126 SivaDeva renovated this temple
1578 Rani Gangadevi renovated this temple
1620 Rani Gangadevi renovated this temple
1697 Present form of the temple was built by
King Bhupendra Malla
2015 Earthquake scattered the buildings outside the temple

As per the Legend, Lord Siva disguised himself as a deer and started roaming here. Devas who came to know about Lord Siva’s existence thought of carrying him to Kashi. Devas pulled the deer horns with force. The deer reluctant to move and horns fell on the ground. These four pieces emerged as the four faces of Linga.

Pashupatinath Temple Nepal Timings

Morning Hours 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evening Hours 5:00 pm-  9:00 pm

The above-mentioned timings might change on special days.

Sandhya Aarti performed daily after 6 pm. No entry fee for this.

Aarti performed on the Banks of River Bagmati.

Dress Code: Any decent outfit.

Darshan waiting Time: 90 – 120 mins.

Temple will be crowded on festival days such as Sivaratri, Karthik Masa, Navaratri days etc.

Best Time to visit: Nov-May.

Darshan Instructions

  1. Entry only for Hindus.
  2. Non-Hindus are not allowed for Darshan.
  3. Usage of Camera, Mobile, Binocular, Tape recorder, Leather goods, footwear not allowed in the temple premises.
  4. Free shoe keeping centre is located at the entrance.

How to reach Pashupatinath Temple Nepal?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Kathmandu which is 2 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Kathmandu which is 6 Km away.

By Road

  1. Taxis are available from Airport and Railway station. Mini Buses are running from all parts of Kathmandu.

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