Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple, that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'
Pashupatinath Temple are really very nice. On vacation one should have a look at the Pashupatinath Temple absolutely once. The most important Hindu pilgrim's place in Nepal. Pashupatinath, situated on the holy Bagmati river, accommodates the God Shiva consecrated „golden temple“ (3. Cent.) which counts to seven main sanctums of the Hindu's religion.
Does one get a package where you can stay at a remote temple on top of a mountain somewhere in Nepal and meditate for a year or two?
It is a very ancient place. The Pashupati Area Development Trust, formerly run by the former Monarchs of the country has been helping the surrouding areas of the place be secured from damage and pollution. They have even filtered the water in the Bagmati River that passes through the Temple and is a very Holy Place for the Hindus. The river has been very dirty since the past few decades with unplanned management and development by different governments. All the sewage is mixed with this river. The Area has a Forest area with deers and other animals, many new buildings built in ancient style of kathmandu valley. But the city surrounding it is really in bad condition so the trust should look after the whole kathmandu valley.
Only Hindus from south asian origin are allowed into the temple, however, people can still visit the pashupati area and look at the temples from outside.
There has been lots of stealings of idols from other temples around the nation. So there is always a danger that the precious idols and deities being stolen by crooks. This is the reason the new hindus and foreigners are not allowed into the main temple.
In hindu philosophy, god manifests himself in any form we worship him, so the idols/deities are real representative of god. God is very merciful and he appears as the deities in the temple. But people also keep in mind that to find god, we dont need to go to the temple itself. We can find God within ourselves and everywhere around us.
The followers of this tradition and god-loving Nepalis and foreigners should think of develop the pashupati area and the kathmandu valley as well as clean the bagmati.