BOUDHANATH PASHUPATI CULTURAL SIGHT

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Trip Introduction

Boudhanath:
The 36 meter tall and one of the largest Stupas in the world is also known as the Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The Stupa is located about 6km east of the main city. No other Stupas in Nepal can be compared closely to Boudhanath for its grace and purity. There is a specific religious significance on every part of the Stupa. The Stupa is considered built after 600A.D. by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pashupatinath:
Pashupatinath temple is located at the eastern part of the Kathmandu valley on the banks of the holy river called Bagmati. Pashupatinath, which literally means ‘the Lord of Animals’, is one of the many forms of the Lord Shiva. Pilgrims from all over Nepal as well as India come to Pashupatinath to worship and pray to the deity on his birthday and wash away all the sins committed by them. Only Hindus are allowed to enter inside the temple and tourists are only permitted to observe the festival from across the Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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