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A spiritual place at the bank of Bagmati

The best time to go there is at afternoon so that you can see the artworks in the walls of the temple in daylight and evening rituals just after sunset. It's a quite big and old... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Suman S
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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People told me about the big aarti ceremony they have in evening. So I went to catch this aarti ceremony. Heard it starts at sharp 7:00, but strangely that day it started late by almost 40 minute. There are two aarti which goes on simultaneously. One in the temple and outside across the ghat. The setup of the outside one... More 

Thank 281yashk
Pune, India
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Had a spiritual feelings when we entered the temple. Without any words or instructions my inner journey had started looking at ancient temple, construction and feeling the long history of the famous​ Hindu temple. Must visit place for everyone. But cleanliness level should be improved a lot which can be done but need to change the mindset of the people.... More 

Thank dshedbale
Chandigarh, India
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Even after more than two years of devastating earth quake, the debris were still not removed. It is supposed to be the richest Hindu temple in Kathmandu but hardly anything is done to keep it neat and clean. It was raining the day we visited and we were suppose to remover our shoes to enter the main temple, it was... More 

Thank coljpsingh
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Much talked about from outside Nepal as prime attraction. But the maintenance is poor. Bagmathi rever on the rear looks pathetic. Non Hindus cannot access inside temple though they are charged NPR1000 as entry fee. No footware, phone, camera inside temple campus. Storage facility for footware, camera and phone are available but may be crowded sometime to make the deposit.... More 

Thank Sundaramurthy P
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best time to go there is at afternoon so that you can see the artworks in the walls of the temple in daylight and evening rituals just after sunset. It's a quite big and old complex but the craftsmanship in the walls and ceilings of the temple is really stunning. You have to enter into the temple without shoes... More 

Thank Suman S
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit to the Pashupatinath Temple was an amazing experience. On the one side is the ghat where you can see bodies being cremated & on the other side is the temple complex. Since it was raining, the walk was dirty with the stone walking paths full of slush. The temple itself is impressive with doors where u can see... More 

Thank shirishnv
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So here you are at the temple being a 6'5" white westerner. If you can take the smell of burning bodies, you can watch cremation taking place here. Otherwise the best thing to see if the inside of the temple... If you are hindu. Be ause otherwise you're not allowed inside. But don't sweat it! Have fun with YOU being... More 

Thank Phoenix t
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing experience getting to watch the funeral pyre and the Aarti at sunset however its a shame you can't see the actual Temple and the river itself is horribly polluted.

Thank Ariel K
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lord shiva's shrine and most preferred reason to visit kathmandu. I like the place most. must visit place.

Thank Shobhit P
Patiala, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

the place has an important part in hindu mythology. the threshold from inside is very divine. however it is not clean enough. best time to visit is 9 in the morning.

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