Located in the capital city of Nepal, on the banks of the holy Bagmati river is the magnificent Hindu temple Pashupatinath. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is amongst most important pilgrimage spots for Hindus. This is the largest temple complex in Nepal and is said to be built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings. The main temple has a pagoda-style architectural building with a gilded roof and with its four sides covered in silver and wood carvings of the finest quality. The temple complex is huge and consists of several other Hindu and Buddhist temples. The temple complex and its surroundings are the places of the religious and cultural mix. This important Hindu pilgrimage spot is one of the most visited spots in Nepal and attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists from India and Nepal due to its religious importance. Pashupatinath Temple is also one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley and promises to give one of its kind experience to its tourists. The temple is even more glorified on special occasions like Ekadasi, Sankranti, Mahashivratri, Teej Akshaya, Rakshabandhan, Grahana (eclipse), Poornima (Full moon day), when the people flock here in even greater number. The temple with all its chaos is definitely a sight to behold and a must visit spot if you are in Kathmandu.
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