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Worship(Puja) at Pashupatinath Temple – Lord Shiva Temple Nepal.
-Scripture like Shiva Puran also mention Lord Shiva as Astmamurti,meaning the 8 form of Shiva. They are Bhava,Sarva,Rudra,Pashupati,Mahadev,Ugra,Bhim and Ishan.
The Pashupati is one of the shiva favourite name and form which has been described in Scripture like Vedas,Puran,Upanisad etc.
Pashupati comes from two words they are Pashu(animals) and Pati(supreme being),generally means lord of animals.
Lord pashupati is also known as Pashupatinath which means Supreme beings and god of all. Nath words is specially spoken by hindus for example,hey nath,hey shiva please bless me,hey pashupatinath or jay pashupatinath,hey nath aa narayana etc. which means dearest. Pashupatinath is dearest god of all and believe as national deity of Nepal. Nepal is also known as land of God Shiva.
It is said that God pashupatinath cut or open all Trap and Lock and provide truth of knowledge to all human and creatures. It comes from blessing of God pashupatinath(shiva) so we should please him by worshipping.
Many devotees worship and pray lord pashupatinath as head part of Kedarnath. One of the Shiva jyotirlingas. Because pashupatinath have four face and kedarnath have below the head part (back bone).
Pashupatinath have total four face. And upper part of all four face(palate) is worshipped as ishan(one among astamurti). so total 5 face of lord pashupatinath(pancha mukhi mahadev).
Himbawat Khanda mention the history about Lord Krishna arrival in Pashupatinath. Krishna has talked directly to pashupatinath south face (mukh) whose name is Aghor. It is believed that pashupatinath is oldest shiva temple of nepal. It appeared at the time of creation. It is thousands years old temple.
Pashupatinath is also known as bhulinga meaning the bhu(earth) and linga meaning the shivalinga(emblem or idol of shiva). Lord shiva ‘Pashupatinath’ is also known as self appeared god from earth.
There is two interesting story about origin of Pashupatinath. Lord pashupati one of the story is related to god brahma and vishnu. And other story is related to kamdhenu cow.
Quarrel between 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 jyotirling(shivalinga) and says those who find begining and end of this shivalinga will be great. Lord vishnu went down and brahma dev went above. But both could not find it even in 1000 years. So lord vishnu return and pray shiva. But brahma tell lies and bring flower ketaki and one cow to reveal that he has seen it. After it shiva curse brahma(not be worshipped),ketaki flower(not used in shiva worship) and kamdhenu cow(not to be used her milk in shiva puja). Lord vishnu get boon that he will be worshipped every where.
Story of kamdhenu Cow – There is also story of lord pashupatinath and kamdhenu cow regarding origin of lord pashupati. There was a farmer. He has many cow. One of the cow always used to offer milk in plain land everyday. Farmer was curious why she didnot gave milk. So he went back of cow where she goes. Farmer saw cow offering milk in plain land. All farmer of that time dig the land where cow used to offer milk. Farmer found the brighten shivalinga. It is believed that all person who saw that brighten shivalinga was dead due to its fire or brightness (became bhasma or turns into ash). The light of shivalinga started threaten all three world. After the appearance of shivalinga it is said that lord vishnu,brahma,indra and other god came here and pray shiva and establish four face and hide light of shivalinga. God prayed long time with “om nama shivaya” mantra(hym ) after it god shiva was pleased and boon to all gods.
Five face of Pashupatinath
- Aghor is the south face name of pashupatinath. In scripture it is said that among mantra “Aghor mantra” is best mantra(hymn) for lord shiva. Aghor mantra pleases lord shiva. Other shiva favourite mantra is “om nama shivaya” and “nama shivaya”.
- Vamdev(bamdev) is the north face name of pashupatinath. He is also known as half shiva and half parvati. We can see in head of pashupatinath half moon in shiva side and typical folded hair of mother parvati in left side of this face.
- Saddojat is the west face name of pashupatinath.
- Tatpurush is the east face name of pashupatinath. In shiva gayatri we Say “OM TATPURUSHAYE VIDMAHE MAHADEVAYA DHIMAHI TANNO RUDRA PRACHODAYAT”.
- Ishan is name of shiva and 5th face of pashupatinath who is present and worship at palate of all four face. Listen all five face mantra (hymn) with video.
Pashupatinath is also known as jyotirlinga(brighten shivalinga or idol of god shiva). Pashupatinath face is very brighten. Daily very strict worship to lord shiva is done everyday. It is said that pashupatinath face is very hard to remember. And one attains siddhi (enlightment) if he remember all faces of God Pashupatinath (shiva).
Inside the pashupatinath temple,camera is not allowed along with leather belt,shoes,using mobile phone. Please be aware of pickpocketers if you are wearing valuable jewellery.Please save your bag and purse. It is one of the most crowded temple specially in monday(shiva day) and saturday(public holiday). Be also aware with monkey if you are carrying banana in your hand.
Main Festivals – Some of the main festival celebrated at pashupatinath are shivaratri,Shravan monday,teej,ekadashi,krishna astami,balachaturdashi,nag panchami,saraswoti puja,ekadashi,vaikuntha chaturdashi,ganesh chaturthi,every monday etc.
Entrance – Western visitor or western devotees are not allowed to enter inside temple but can visit other place of pashupatinath area. For this we have to buy 15$ ticket.
Puja at Pashupatinath (Your Worship in Pashupatinath Temple) – We arrange your special puja (worship) at Pashupatinath. We book puja with your name if you wish to visit temple. For this you have to inform us before 1 -2 days. If you can not visit temple and wish to do puja from your home from any country you can do it. You can email us or contact us online . We will ship you prasadam(souvenir) after the puja(worship) is done. you will be charged shipping charge for it. For pooja we need name,address,gotra(optional),phone no,family name.
If you ever visit pashupatinath temple just to see lord shiva and worship him. If have not booked any puja or you donot know what to do. Donot worry we are here to help you. We will organize your best darshan and sacred sightseen which includes all guide inside temple and prayer to pashupatinath. As well as guide ourside temple in auspicipus pashupatinath area.
Also read Main pashupatinath shivalinga opening time below.
There are many shivalinga(shiva statue),temples of krishna,bhairav,ganesh,narayan,matrikas inside the temple. And outside temple(pashupatinath) we have many temple,cave,ghat etc. We will be very happy to meet you. Our store is situated in main entrance gate of pashupatinath, shop name – Himalaya Rudraksha Bhandar (www.Nepalrudraksha.Com).
Timing of worship – Booked puja timing 9 30 am to 11 am. Abhishek (holy bath only in morning in same time 9-11am). Puja(worship) includes Panchamrit snan(holy bath),Souvenir,rudraksha mala,fruits etc.
Pashupatinath timing – god visible or temple gate open at morning 4 am. Closes at 2. Again open at 5 to 7 evening for arati. Online darshan is not available because using phone,taking picture/video is not allowed inside pashupatinath temple. But if you really wish to please shiva. you can book your special puja for pashupatinath temple from us.
Things you donot know – Every face of lord pashupatinath has carry rudraksha mala,carry kamandalu(water vessel). Some face have snake earing like aghor 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.