Pashupatinath is more than a religious destination. It is a combination of religion, art and culture. Offer peace and devotion. The temple, spread over two hundred and forty-six hectares wide, is full of temples and monuments. Hundreds of rituals are performed here every day. The temple site is an open museum. This national pride has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.
This temple is an important destination for art historians. It displays a variety of temple styles, some of which are dome style, pagoda style, shikhara style, etc. Additionally, you can also see a variety of statues and sculptures. There are statues made of stone, metal, and wood. The gate and pillars around the temple area are carved in beautiful shapes of divinities and griffins.
Pashupatinath stretches from the main temple of Pashupatinath to Guheshwori. There are many famous temples within this area, including Bhuwaneshwori, Dakshinamurti, Tamreshwor, Panchdewal, Bishwarupa, and others.
The Kali Temple, which is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, has an interesting look and myth. The myth is that the statue grows out of its original place and that the world will come to an end when the half-entry-and-a-half statue is completely out.
Each temple has its own set of rituals that must be performed, and each temple has a specific value and customs. Across the river is a small Shleshmantak forest, home to animals such as deer and monkeys. A traditional crematorium stands on the banks of the Bagmati River.
Pashupatinath is rich in cultural, forest and water resources. To maintain these resources, the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) was founded at the initiative of King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev in 1996. Since then, activities in Pashupati have been governed through this administrative body.