Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu Nepal Full Details

Embark on a spiritual sojourn to Kathmandu. Gaze at the spectacular evening aarti at the Bhagamati River at the Pashupatinath Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the legends Lord Shiva and goddess Parvathi rested at the banks of River Bhagamati in the form of deer, so the Lord decided to be known of Lord of animals “Pashipati”. This temple is popular for cremation rituals. As per Hindu mythology, every soul tastes death, that is every life has beginning and ending. The best time to visit the temple is early in the morning or late in the evening. So one could enjoy the aarti at the River Ghats.

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Pashupatinath Temple Daily Rituals

  • 4:00 am – West Gate opens for visitors.
  • 8:30 am – Priests (Pujaris)the idols of the Lord are bathed &cleaned. The idols will be ornate with clothes & jewellery
  • 9:30 am – Baal Bhog / Breakfast offered to the Lord.
  • 10:00 am to 1:45 pm – Farmayishi Puja (Special Puja performed for Specific Reasons)
  • 1:50 pm- Afternoon Bhog/Lunch offered to the Lord in the main Temple.
  • 2:00 pm- Morning prayers end.

Temple Closed till – Noon to 05:00 pm

  • 5:15 pm – Evening Aarati at the main Pashupati Temple
  • 6:00 pm onward: Bagmati Ganga Aarati at the banks of the Bagmati River
  • 6:00 pm – Ganga Aarati, Shiva’sTandavaBhajan, narrated by Ravana, is carried out during the evening Ganga Aarati.

Note: There is heavy crowd of devotees during Saturdays, Mondays and on special occasions.

  • 7:00 pm-Gates closed.

Special Rituals performed during special days & special dates of the lunar calendar.

|| Jai Pashupatinath Baba ||

Bagmati Ganga aarti Kathmandu:

  • Daily Evening –06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
  • Duration – 90 to 120 minutes.

The evening Bagmati Ganga aarti at the banks of the river Bagmati is one of the popular events of the Pashupatinath Temple. Apart with the aarti the Shiva’s TandavaBhajan will also be carried out. One has to reserve 90 to 120 minutes to enjoy a glimpse of the evening aarti.

Pashupatinath TempleDarshan Timings:

Monday to Sunday – 4:00 am to 07:30 pm

KathmanduPashupatinath Temple Entry fee & Permit

Foreign National – NRS 1000 per person (Non- Nepali)

Nepal Citizens – Free


  • All the foreign nationals should avail permit to enter the temple
  • Non- Hindus not allowed to enter the temple.

Best time to visit Pashupatinath Temple

  • Mar–May & Sep – Nov

How to Reach Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu, Nepal?

By Air:

The Nearest Airport located at Kathmandu which is 2 km away

By Rail:

Kathmandu railway Station is the nearest which is 6 km away