Crowd at the entrance to Pashupatinath Temple

The entrance to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter, but the temple can be seen from across the Bagmati River. 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'.Some Facts about Pashupatinath TempleLocation :5 km north-east of Kathmandu Category :UNESCO listed World Cultural Heritage Site Era Prior to 400 A.D Unique Features: Only four priests, appointed by the King, can touch the idol of Lord Shiva. The priests are always from south India. It is believed that this tradition have been started by Sage Shankaracharaya in 6th century.Source : saarctourism.orgThis footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and [email protected]