Pashupatinath Temple Puja (online worship/puja)
Best place to organize puja(worship), Rudraabhishek at Pashupatinath Temple Nepal. For Pashupatinath Online Shivalingam puja booking contact us at Pashupatinath temple KATHMANDU Nepal. Email us at email@example.com, Call/WhatsApp +977-9803021519 (Nepal). Himalaya Rudraksha Bhandar (nepalrudraksha.com), Religious store at the main entrance gate of Pashupatinath temple.
About Pashupatinath Temple – Lord Shiva Temple Nepal
Pashupatinath temple is hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva. Pashupatinath temple is situated in kathmandu, Nepal. Scripture like Puranas, Vedas mentions Lord Shiva as Astmamurti, meaning the 8 forms of Shiva. They are Bhava, Sarva, Rudra, Pashupati, Mahadev, Ugra, Bhim, and Ishan.
The Pashupati is one of Shiva’s favorite names, forms, and manifestations.
Pashupati comes from two words they are Pashu(Animals) and Pati( God), generally means Lord of Animals. God Pashupati destroys the ignorance of entire beings.
Lord Pashupati is also known as Pashupatinath which means dearest God. Word Nath words has been used in different God Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna Temple throughout Nepal, and India, for example, Pashupatinath, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Muktinath, and Dwarikanath.
Scripture mentions only the word Pashupati For God Pashupatinath. Whereas due to change in time devotees started keeping Nath with God Pashupati from a very old time.
Pashupatinath is also believed as the national deity of Nepal. And favourite and greatest shiva temple.
Devotees worship God Pashupati mainly with “Om Namah Shivaya” mantra(hymn). The mul(main) mantra for God Shiva.
Pashupatinath has a total of four visible faces. Whereas the upper part of all four faces (palate) is worshipped as Ishan(one among Astamurti). So Pashupatinath is considered and worshipped as 5 face God.
Himbawat Khanda mentions the history of Lord Krishna arrival in Pashupatinath. And said to be Krishna has talked directly to Pashupatinath south mukh(face). The pashupatinath south face name is Aghor (one of the name of shiva in shiva shahasranam/1000 names of god shiva).
Pashupatinath is one of the oldest shiva temple.
Pashupatinath is also believed as Bhulinga. Meaning the, Bhu(earth) and Linga(idol of god shiva). Pashupatinath is also known as self appeared god from the earth.
There are two famous interesting stories about the origin of Pashupatinath. God Pashupati one of the story is related to the god Brahma and Vishnu. And another story is related to cow name Kamdhenu.
The quarrel between Lord Brahma and Vishnu – Lord Vishnu and Brahma was quarreling and fighting saying that I am bigger than you. I came first. At that time Shiva came with huge lingas with light (jyotirlinga) and said anyone who will find the beginning and end of this shivalinga, he will be great. Lord Vishnu went down and God Brahma went up to search shivalinga origin. But Both could not find it even in 1000 years. Lord Vishnu returns and prays shiva. But Brahma tells lies and bring flower ketaki and Kamdhenu cow to reveal that he has seen it. After it shiva curse Brahma(not to be worshipped), ketaki flower(not used in shiva worship), and kamdhenu cow(not to be used milk in shiva puja/worship). Lord Vishnu get boon that he will be worshipped everywhere.
Story of kamdhenu Cow – There is also a story of lord Pashupatinath and kamdhenu cow regarding the origin of God Pashupati. There was a farmer. He has many cows. One of the cow name was kamdhenu who always used to offer milk in plain land every day. The farmer was curious about why she did not give milk. So one day the farmer went back of the cow to see where she go. The farmer saw a cow offering milk in plain land. Farmers of that time dig the land where Kamdhenu cow has offered milk. The farmers found the brighten shivalinga(idol of god shiva). It is said that all person died on the spot due to lack of power to handle light and brightness (jyoti) of shivalinga. when all people turns into ash or become bhasma the light of shivalinga started to threaten the all three worlds. After the appearance of shivalinga it is said that Lord Vishnu, Brahma, Indra, and all gods come here and pray shiva and establish four faces and hide the light of shiva linga. All Gods prayed for a long time with the “Om Namah Shivaya” mantra(hymn). When God Shiva is pleased, God shiva shows his appearance in front of all gods and boons various kinds of boons to all gods. Regarding the farmers, it is believed that they achieved Mount Kailash(home of god shiva).
Five faces of Pashupatinath
- Aghor is the south face name of Pashupatinath. In scripture, it is said that among mantra “Aghor mantra” is also the favourite mantra(hymn) for lord shiva. hence, Aghor mantra pleases lord shiva. God Shiva another and main favorite mantra is “Om Namah Shivaya” and “Namah Shivaya”.
- Vamdev (bamdev) is the north face name of Pashupatinath. He is also known as half God Shiva and half Mother Parvati(wife of god shiva). This face is also known as ardhanarishwor(shivaparvati). In this Face we can see half-moon in shiva head-on shiva side(right) and typical folded hair of mother Parvati on the left side.
- Saddojat is the west face name of Pashupatinath.
- Tatpurush is the east face name of Pashupatinath. In shiva Gayatri Mantra we find “OM TATPURUSHAYE VIDMAHE MAHADEVAYA DHIMAHI TANNO RUDRA PRACHODAYAT”.
- Ishan is the 5th face name of God Pashupati who is present and worshipped at the palate(top head) of all four faces. Listen to all five face mantra (hymn)
It is believed that the Pashupatinath shivalinga/idol of god shiva is made from paras stone. Daily very strict worship is carried out to lord Pashupatinath every day. It is said that the Pashupatinath face is very hard to remember. And one attains siddhi (enlightenment) if he remembers all faces of God Pashupatinath (Shiva).
Inside the Pashupatinath temple, the camera is not allowed along with leather items like leather belts, jackets, any kind of shoes, using a mobile phone. Please be aware of pickpocketers if you are wearing valuable ornaments. Please save your bag and wallet. It is one of the most crowded temples especially on Monday(shiva day) and Saturday(a public holiday in Nepal). Also, be aware of monkeys if you are carrying a banana in your hand.
Main Festivals – Some of the main festival celebrated at pashupatinath are shivaratri, Shravan Monday, Teej, Ekadashi, Krishna astami, Bala Chaturdashi, Nag Panchami, Saraswati puja, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Ganesh chaturthi, every monday, etc.
Entrance – Westerners are not allowed to enter inside the main temple of Pashupatinath but those who are visiting Nepal and Pashupatinath temple can visit surrounding areas of Pashupatinath temple. For this, we have to buy a 15$ ticket.
Puja at Pashupatinath (Organize Online/offline Worship to God Pashupatinath) – We arrange your special puja (worship) at Pashupatinath. We book pooja with your name if you wish to visit the temple and if you canot visit temple. If you are visiting temple you have to inform us before 2 -3 days do book or do puja. And If you can not visit the temple and wish to do puja from your home from any country you can do it. Both can email us or contact us. We also ship you prasadam(souvenir) after the puja(worship) is done. For pooja, we need your name, address, phone no, family name, gotra(don’t know gotra? it is ok).
If you ever visit Pashupatinath temple to just see lord shiva and worship him. If you have not booked any puja or you don’t know what to do. Do not worry we are always here to help you. We will organize your best darshan and sacred sightseen to temples which include all guides inside the temple and prayer to Pashupatinath. As well as a guide outside the temple in the sacred Pashupatinath area. The same day, if a ticket is available we do puja otherwise we organize worship the next day. Puja time is 9 am to 10 30 am.
Also, read Pashupatinath door opening time below.
There are many shivalinga(shiva statue), temples of Krishna, Bhairav, Ganesh, Narayan, Matrikas inside the temple. And outside the temple of Pashupatinath or in the Pashupatinath area we have many temples, cave, ghat, etc. We will be very happy to meet you. Our store is situated in the main entrance gate of Pashupatinath Temple, shop name himalaya rudraksha bhandar (nepalrudraksha.com).
Timing of worship – Booked puja timing 9 30 am to 10 30 am. Abhishek (holy bath only in the morning at the same time 9:30 am-10:30 am). Puja(worship) includes Panchamrit snan(holy bath), rudraksha mala, fruits, etc.
Pashupatinath temple timing – god visible or temple gate open at early morning 4 am. Closes at 2pm. Again open at 5 to 7 evening for arati(ritual). Online darshan is not available because using the phone, taking pictures/video is not allowed inside Pashupatinath temple.
If you wish to do online Puja/worship to Lord Pashupatinath. You can book your special puja for Pashupatinath temple Nepal from us.
Things t0 know – Every face of lord Pashupatinath(shiva) has carry rudraksha mala, carry Kamandalu(water vessel). Some faces have snake earing like Aghor Face if we see nicely.
Om Namah Shivaya. Om Namah sambhavaya Cha Mayo bhavaye cha Namah shankaraya cha mayaskaraya cha namah shivaya . Vande deva uma patim suruguru vande jagatakaranam vande paanaka bhusana mrigadhara vande pashunapatim. Om Namah Shivaya.
Contact us for puja, worship at Pashupatinath Temple Nepal. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Call/Whatsapp us +977 -9803021519 (Nepal).