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Guide to Pashupatinath Temple in Bhaktapur

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About the Pashupatinath Temple


Take a left from behind Chyasalin Mandap and walk past the hiti beside it until you see the large two-roofed Pashupatinath temple across the street. This was once part of the royal palace.

Built in 1475 by King Yaksha Malla as a respected replica of the main Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu.

Did you know?

The two temples of the same name look nothing like each other. They seem to share only the same name.

The restaurants around the Pashupatinath temple are some of the better ones in Bhaktapur.


Erotic carvings on the Pashupatinath temple


While the Pashupatinath temple may not look like more than a two-tier wooden building it's got something else going on for itself. Walk up close to it and look up at the wooden struts leading to the roof first roof. They are filled with erotic wooden carvings.

The carvings here depict scenes that make the karma sutra seem quite amateurish. Included in all these is a water vessel being held under one person. I'm not sure what's going on. But you'll certainly be joined by other onlookers trying to work the same thing out.


Entrance fee


There is no entrance fee comes under the general fee for Bhaktapur Durbar Square.


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