History Of Pashupatinath

History Of Pashupatinath

History Of Pashupatinath information…

Pashupatinath is  world wide famous historical temple of nepal which is known under World Cultural Heritage.  Pashupatinath temple was first established in the 5th century. This temple is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals).The Bagmati River flows close by, and the Arya Ghat cremation grounds are there.

The priests who perform the services at this temple have been Namboodiri Brahmins since the time of Malla King Yaksha Malla. This tradition is supposed to have started by the request of Adi Shankaracharya who sought to unify the different states of Bharatam (Unified India) by encouraging cultural exchange. This procedure is also followed in other temples which were sanctified by Adi Shankaracharya. Malla kings honoured the request of Adi shankarachaya as latter being one of the greatest ever Hindu acharyas.

According to the legend recorded in local texts, the holy shivling was covered with earth over the years. Further, as the legend goes there used to be a farmer who owned a cow and as a farmer, he used to sell cow milk for his survival. And suddenly since few days the cow had stopped giving milk so he started keeping an eye on her; and finally came across the place where the cow used to offer her milk daily instead of farmer’s place. This process went on for long and most shocking thing  for the owner was that the cow used to only let her milk to same place on the ground. Due to the curiosity to know the importance of the place, he dug that very place and found the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Seeing the whole thing happening people gathered around and they started the tradition of worshipping this Linga. Since then, gradually many worshiper got attracted to this place and the temple of Lord Pasupatinath became a great place of pilgrimage.

Pashupatinath is faith and pride of Nepal and we should protect our cultural heritage.

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