Here in Nepal, Old Hindu temples, Monastery and Stupas relates with Nepal World Heritage. Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Chitwan National Park, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Changunarayan, Patan Durbar square, Lumbini are some listed world heritage sites of Nepal.
Nepal is a small Himalayan Country which is located between the two giants China and India but we are very rich in culture and natural beauty. 80% population of Nepal are Hindu, but they believe in different religion, culture and tradition back centuries. It is proven scientifically that Hindu Religion is the world’s oldest religion. Thus, visiting these listed monuments will give you a traditional flash back of ancient living through arts and wooden crafts that these Temples are made from.
Pashupatinath temple is one of the major Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world. The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South Asia with hundreds of Shiva lingams, shrines icons of various Hindu gods and goddess inside. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of the Bagmati River, as entrance into the temple is strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Across the river, one can also visit the temple of Guheshowri and a classic 6th century ekmukhi “one-faced” linga of Shiva
Swyambhunath is the most glorious Buddhist Stupa and is listed in World Heritage Site. Swyambhu literally means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago and also known as ‘monkey temple’ is the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers are diverse from Newari nuns, Tibetan monks and Brahman priests to lay Buddhist and Hindus. Large numbers of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swyambhunath. Swyambhu is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal. The Stupa is atop a hill, and requires considerable walk.
Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal is a religious Centre for Buddhist people which are located Centre in Kathmandu. It located on flat land and encircled by houses & monasteries, where Rinpoches reside. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Nepal. The stupa, well known as Khasti, is also known as the World Heritage Site. The 36 meter-high Stupa of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. It is much bigger than Swyambhu stupa and lies on the valley floor whereas the former one stands on the hill top. This stupa is said to have been built in the 5th century by King Ashoka of India.
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