Pashupatinath Temple

The sprawling complex of Pashupatinath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a flurry of activity throughout the day. Pashupatinath Temple, believed to have been constructed as early as 400 BC, is the largest Hindu Temple in Kathmandu. Saddhus, Hindu holy men, administer last rites there. The orange glow of fires dot the cremation ghats along the riverbank as families prepare to say goodbye to their loved ones. Pagoda houses throughout the complex display the lingam of Lord Shiva; statues of Ganesha, Hunaman and other important deities are perched above the Bagmati River.