Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • KeKu
    Pune, India358 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss when in Kathmandu
    If you are visiting Kathmandu for the first time, you must visit Pashupatinath Temple. Wonderful group of temples with a lot of mythology around it. From temple architecture point of view as well, there is a lot to explore. You can hire a guide as well to understand more.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Explorer
    Klang, Malaysia92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its a Holy place not to be missed before starting your hiking
    This is a Holy temple of Lord Shiva. The temple structure is quite unique compared to other Hindu temples around the world. Only Hindus are allowed into the Temple. Others can be around the premises and go around it. No photos are allowed inside the temple premises. It's believed that one should visit this temple and get a blessing before going Hiking in Nepal. We were told to do so and we did. Our quest to reach ABC was very smooth. At the back of the Temple is the Holy River of Baghmati where prayers and rituals for the demise are carried out. You will need to pay NR1000 for each foreigner to enter. It's a very rare scene and if you can't take it, better not see it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Peter R
    Dartford, United Kingdom1,272 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must place to visit
    A very sobering place to visit. From our vantage point on the opposite side of the river we were able to watch families bring their dead relatives to be cremated on the side of the river and then their ashes were swept into the river.. Their deep respect for the dead was evident in the way the whole process was undertaken. Swimming in the river were a number of small boys who had no concern for what was floating in the river.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Ashish Kohli
    Faridabad, India26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Abhisekam at Pashupatinath ji nepal
    We stayed at hotel kailash kuti inn which is just opp the mandir. For hindus, who go here for religious yatra, it is best option. Fully veg hotel. We have darshans at mandir 3 times. 1. First day when we reach there in the afternoon, we went to mandir around 5pm. Evening aarti is at 6pm. All the four inner gates of mandir are open for darshans. 2. On the first day at our request hotel reception called pandit ji at hotel and we fixed for next morning. Also we purchased rudraksh malas from outside the hotel bazaar, which is the main rudraksh mkt. Abhishekam at mandir is from 9-11am. We went with panjit ji at 8.30. There he do pooja for around 1 hour in the mandir premises at some fixed place away from garbgreh. After that he took us to garbgreh and we had darshans from just 3-4 feet away from the lingam. Only mandir main pujaris are there near the lungam. They put our rudraksh malas on the lingham and give us back. They also give us two rudraaksh malas from there own. We paid our panjit ji as fixed by us. They charge inr3100 for pandit Or inr 5100 for two pandits etc. Pooja done by them was really very good. They themself got parchi from mandir for abhisekam. 3. On the last day of our trip to nepal, as we had purchased more rudraksh malas, we went again to mandir for darshans. Pujaris there touch the malas there and return us.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Francisco Rodriguez
    Kathmandu, Nepal17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Principle pilgrimage site of Hindusm
    Pashupatinath Temple is considered as principle pilgrimage site of Hinduism. The temple is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list for decades. The extensive Hindu temple has a sprawling collection of images, inscriptions, ashrams, temples and images. The temple has 275 holy abodes of Shiva as well. Temple architecture is quite intriguing as it is built in Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. The temple is located on the bank of holy river, Bagmati where cremation of dead body takes place.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Rocks78
    New Delhi, India37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spritual Experience
    It was a divine experience. You will love it as a spritual place and not as tourist. Don't go if are going only as tourist because you tend to compare it as a tourist place only. This is a spritual place with divine energy which only a true heart can feel
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Luca Ds
    Livorno, Italy127 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place but the main temple is only for Hindu
    I was sadly surprised to see that after paying 1000 rupees I was not allowed to visit the temple where are performed the Puja (rituals). It's a pity. In the churches and Buddhist temples you're not asked to what religion you belong
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Joël L
    England, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hindu Cremation explained
    Cremation by burning. It's not so surprising for me because when I was in India, on the banks of Ganges, I saw cremation. But to know the process it's great here. My guide Jayram explained to me that when the body is burnt all its positive and negative energies are burnt with fire. Nothing can escape fire, so to completely destroy the body firing cremation is important. It's great to know the Hindu Culture.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Nuthan Nagaraj
    Mumbai, India138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Religious Heritage Place
    Its a UNESCO Religious heritage site. darshan some time take a bit wile while other times its quite quick. temple management has made good arrangements for Shoes deposits and parking. cleanliness is maintained inside the shrine. just a caution as there are loads of Naga sadhus inside the temple premises
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 11 April 2024
  • SSDelhi
    New Delhi, India115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soak in the spirituality of Pashupatinath
    Visited twice during my stay, once in the evening when it was not at all crowded and the second during daytime, with lot of rush. But the queue is maintained well, the guards are strict, which is needed. Has a large premise, so take time to soak in the energy. People with some sort of Nepali SBI receipt had a separate queue and darshan. Would have got it, had I known in advance.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 April 2024
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Margaret W
Launceston, Australia501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
This Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and only Hindus can enter the temple complex. However it is extremely interesting to sit on the other side of the river and observe the cremation rituals.
Written 21 June 2024
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himal A.(ram)
Nepal5 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Family
Beautiful place to visit in Kathmandu.This place is incredible it is very vibrant.
One of the unique spiritual visited places I have visited in my life. The temple stretched across the bagmati river where cemetery will take place in Hindu rituals. The ganga Arthi is a cannot miss thing if you are visiting this place, evening is the best time to come if it’s Monday even better.
Written 20 June 2024
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anitapnz
Canberra, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Avoid weekends and Mondays. Take time to explore and absorb. Other temples on premises, Bhairava, Vasuki are not to be missed.
The evening Baghmati aarti is a must see too.
Om Namah Shivay 🙏
Written 4 June 2024
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vellachi8
San Jose, CA32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I am visiting Pashupatinath temple again after 35 years. It has changed a lot. Please take care of this beautiful temple. In my memory, it was really beautiful and clean.
Written 2 June 2024
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Mountain Treks N
Kathmandu, Nepal6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
This is a good place to go with family if you want to spent time in peaceful place it could be the best option.
Aarati in the evening is most we liked .
Written 19 May 2024
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Bishal K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Temple is for Hindus it is good all Hindus are coming 100000 everyday good god’s is all one Hindu, Muslim, Christian all good.
Written 15 May 2024
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Bira K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a good place to go to with your family if you want to go to a peaceful temple. This temple is dedicated to lord shiva, it's intricate wooden carvings and golden spires exude timeless reverence .
Written 11 May 2024
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Cruiser30516616828
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Nice temple in capital Kathmandu Nepal and famous for indain and naepli Hindu people,it's looks so much interesting there very good visit few times
Written 7 May 2024
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Carlos W
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
My latest trip to Pashupatinath Temple was truly awe-inspiring, as I marveled at its deep spiritual importance and stunning architecture. Situated on the sacred banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal, this historic Hindu temple isn't merely a spot for prayers, but a haven of serenity and calm.
Written 4 May 2024
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SSDelhi
New Delhi, India115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Visited twice during my stay, once in the evening when it was not at all crowded and the second during daytime, with lot of rush. But the queue is maintained well, the guards are strict, which is needed. Has a large premise, so take time to soak in the energy. People with some sort of Nepali SBI receipt had a separate queue and darshan. Would have got it, had I known in advance.
Written 18 April 2024
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