Temple in Nepal holds huge importance among locals. Either its the Budhha temple in Nepal or Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu Nepal, Nepalese respect them equally.
Nepal is a country with a lot of diversity. In the small area, it has stuffed so much that the diversity will leave you amused. Nepal has a history of thousand years, stories of time of gods and the most prominent Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages locations. Nepal has mass followers of Hinduism and Buddhism along with many temples, monasteries. There are also the church, mosque, and shrines as all. Hindus in Nepal even visit the church and Buddhist visit Nepal- meanings there’s perfect religious harmony among the people. Today, let us know about some popular Temple in Nepal Nepal which has bound the people of this country.
Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal
Pashupatinath is also one of the most sacred Hindu temples among Hindus. It is located on the bank of the Bagmati- a holy river that flows in the valley. It lies approximately 5 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu. The temple was made on 400 B.C. It has the finest wood carving, gilded roof and four sides which are covered in silvers.
Pashupatinath is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1973. The area has temples, image inscription ashrams. You will also find devotees, sadhus and babas. The temple is open for seven days a week and crowded in the day of Shivaratri and Teej. Evening aarati (worship) performed each day looks very beautiful. You can find the map here.
Lumbini is a birthplace of Gautam Buddha and is a very famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists. It has a place where Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE. Prince Siddhartha later left that palace in search for enlightenment. Lumbini has many monuments and monasteries built by several countries like China, Germany, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and others.
The area is spread over 1.95 hector area. There is a sandstone craving Buddha’s birth, Asoka Pillar, pond and other many attraction.
Lumbini is 259.5 kilometers from Kathmandu.
Muktinath Temple in Nepal
It is a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. Also called “Mukti Kshetra” meaning libration, it is small and ancient Hindu temples of Lord Vishnu. There’s a golden statue of Lord Vishnu is tall enough to compare with the height of a man. The temple courtyard has 108 bull faces. As per the history, Guru Rinpoche (also known as Padmasambhava) who meditated at Muktinath on his way to Tibet build the temple. He is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
The temple is far from the capital- 45 minutes flight to Jomsom or a day of drive in private vehicle. Since the climate is harsh in Mustang it is best to visit from March to June.
It is an ancient religious architecture and a sacred pilgrimage Buddhist site. Swayambhu- which means self-created is also called Monkey. The temple is It is located 3 km west of Kathmandu. The area has the stupas, temples, and shrines that are very ancient. There is also some recent additions that are the museum, library, and monastery. From the temple, you can have a clear panorama view of whole Kathmandu valley.
It is not just a holy pilgrimage place, but the most beautiful one as well. It is one worlds largest stupas located about 11 kilometers from the outskirts of Kathmandu.
Boudhanath has a lot of Tibetan merchants, who entered Nepal from Tibet in 1950s and decided to live lap of Boudhanath and offered their prayers for many centuries.
The Stupa suffered huge damage on the earthquake, 2015 but now have been restored in its original form, looking beautiful than ever.
Budhanilkantha is a Lord Vishnu’s Temple in Nepal near the valley in the foot of Shivapuri Hills. Budhanilkantha has the unique statue of god Vishnu is in reclining position, sleeping in the bed of snakes in the middle of a lake. The statue is The 5-meter long made druing Lichchhavi period out of a single rock.
It is a sacred Temple in Nepal for both Hindu and Buddhists also called The Pashupatinath of eastern Nepal. A temple is build inside an actually a cave of round shape with about 67 ft. below the land surface. As per the local, Lord Shiva used to hide in the cave from the demon Bhasmasur for 6000 years.
The temple is located at Khotang district- 185 kilometer southwest of Mount Everest. This region is normally cold and rainy.
Pathibhara Temple in Nepal
It is a holy place for the Limbu community but many peoples from all around Nepal. Visit to this temple on many special occasions. It is also known as the the temple that fulfills the wish of pilgrims.
Goddess Pathibhara is said a fierce goddess pleased with a simple selfless act of prayer and sacrificial offerings. Even the ex-royal family of Nepal is a devotee of Goddess Pathibhara.
The temple is located in Taplejung district which is quite far from kilometers away. You can get a bus to charali and then Charali to Taplejung.
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