Death in Pashupatinath – Sacred Hindu Temple in Kathmandu
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The temple served as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath, Nepal is a secular country . The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The temple is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Holy Abodes of Shiva on the continent). Hindus alone are allowed to enter the temple premises. Non-Hindu visitors are allowed to have a look at the temple from the other bank of Bagmati river, which include benches for watching deaths and burning on pyres. Also, 15 votive shrines are across the river called the Pandra Shivalaya, which were built to enshrine lingas in memory of deceased persons between 1859 and 1869. It is regarded as the most sacred among the temples of Lord Shiva (Pashupati).