Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pashupatinath Temple

Known as the Epic Center for Hindus around the world, Pashupatinath Temple stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. With a history dating back to 400 AD, Pashupatinath temple is considered as one of the oldest temples in the Asia. The temple is built in pagoda style with two levels of copper and gold roof. It has four main doors, all covered with silver sheets. The western door has a statue of large bull or Nandi, again covered in gold. The main deity is made up of black stones standing tall about 6 feet in height and the same in circumference.
Apart from the cultural heritage, the Pashupatinath temple also orchestrates the cremation process of the death bodies of deceased Hindus in a rich cultural and traditional way. The scene itself attracts foreigners and tourists who early wait and watch the process of the abstract Hindu culture.
More or less the temple is flocked by people during the Shivaratri when Hindus all over the world gather here to celebrate the birth day of lord Shiva.
By Shreedeep Rayamajhi

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