Sights in Kathmandu

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The Pasupathinath Temple

The Pasupathinath Temple

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Kathmandu Valley is dotted with countless shrines, temples, palace squares, charming old bazaars and ageless sculptures. Very much the abode of Lord Shiva and Guatama Buddha, a patron saint of the Sikhs has also walked here. Not to mention the Living Goddess, Kumari, who is venerated by all. So go out and explore this great city.

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Kumari Bahal

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Temple of the Living Goddess. A girl is chosen at the age of five to be the living form of the goddess Teleju until she reaches puberty. After that she returns to normal life and another is selected.

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Pasupathinath Temple

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The Pasupathinath Temple
The Pasupathinath Temple
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The holiest of all The Pashupathinath Temple where Pashu means living beings, and Pati means master.  In other words Pashupati is the master of the all living beings of the universe.  This is how Lord Pashupati is eulogized in the Vedas, Upanishad and other religious books.

The Shivalinga in the Temple is differrent one from the the rest we find in other shiva temples in the world. Here you can find shivalinga with four faces of Shiva himself. I have been told all these faces transalates into different names and different dharmas. The face facing to the east more..

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Kasthamandap

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The Kasthamandap is a wooden pavilion at the southwestern end of Durbar Square. It is believed to be one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world. This lovely pagoda served as a rest spot on the Tibet road and gave its name to Kathmandu.

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Taleju Temple

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16th-century pagoda-style Taleju Temple

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Jagnath Temple

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Be sure to stop at the Jagnath Temple to see the erotic carvings.

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Old Royal Palace

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the old Royal Palace has the best view of the city.

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Shiva Parvati Temple

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Shiva-Parvati Temple where statues of the gods stand in an ornately carved window and look down on the action in the square below.

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