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Experience An Aarti Ceremony At Pashupatinath Temple

Experience An Aarti Ceremony At Pashupatinath Temple

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Description

Built around the 5th century BC, the Pashupatinath is a temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are several stories as to the origins of Pashupatinath. According to legend, Shiva and Parvati once came down from their heavenly abode to tour the realm of mortals. On their journey, they rested awhile on the banks of river Bagmati, in the Kathmandu Valley. Here, they were so enamoured with the beauty of the valley that they decided to stay on a while as deers. Finally, the gods, anxious due to Shiva's long absence, caught up with him and broke his horns forcing him to resume his divine form. The broken horn remained buried in the soil. It was found several years later by an astonished shepherd who found his cows showering the place with milk. Following this, a temple was erected on the site of the divine *linga* and soon many more temples sprang up in the complex. There are many variations of these legends but most of them revolve around the tale of Shiva turning into an animal. Hence, the temple is named Pashupatinath - the God of all beings, animate and inanimate. No wonder this is the holiest site in Nepal. It is said that praying to the *linga* of this temple makes all wishes come true. From 9 to 11 am, *Abhishek* of the Shivalinga takes place, whose ticket costs around 1100INR. You can visit the temple premises for worship anytime from 9:30 to 1:30 am. However, without a doubt, the greatest attraction of Pashupatinath is its Aarti. Hymns. Classical instruments. Vedic mantras. Bells. Incense. Fire. The atmosphere so so spellbinding that it makes one feel like they are part of something much larger than themselves. This Aarti is conducted every day at around 6 pm. But make sure you are present beforehand to soak in the preparations and the unraveling spectacle from comfortable positions. Another highlight of Pashupatinath involves its myriad festivals. Taking place in the months of February - March, the *Mahashivratri* festivals is a major festival celebrated at the temple. The words *Mahashivratri* literally mean the night of the great Lord Shiva. It draws the biggest crowds to Pashupatinath, who come in to soak in its spellbinding spiritual atmosphere.

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Highlights :
• All taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees included
• Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the city hotels
• Informative, friendly and professional guide
• Great overview and orientation of the visit
• Guide services for a more personalized experience

Activity :
• Sightseeing

Transport :
Airconditioned transport with driver

• 01 to 03 persons - Sedan cars - Indian make cars like Toyota Etios or Maruti Swift Desire 
• 03 to 05 persons - SUV cars - Toyota Innova or similar
• 06 to 10 persons - Tempo Traveller with 10 seats
• 11 to 18 persons - Mini coaches with 18 seater
• 19 to 42 persons - Coaches with 27 or 42 seater
All the vehicles are air-conditioned

Pickup and Departure :
 Pick up from mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.
 Drop at mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.

• Tour Duration: 2-3 Hours
• Guide: English speaking guide included
• Assistance: Yes
• Entrance fees includedYes
• Vehicle: Air-conditioned
• Driver with a phone: Yes
• Tour Starts Time: 1700 hrs.

Additional : 
• Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
• Child below 5 years is free.
• No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites except for places of worship, shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended.
• We recommend comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen during the visit.
• Entrance fees to the monuments are not included and are to be paid directly. Any camera or video camera fees, if any, are to be paid directly

Timings :

07:00 Pm - 08:00 pm 

Things To Carry :
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Comfortable footwear

Advisory :
Special Holidays will not be liable for any dispute arising out of the rental between customer and vendor, guide or any service provider

Confirmation Policy :
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking Rate is based on a minimum 2 person sharing. We reserve the right to cancel in case the minimum no. of customers required for the visit on any date is not met.

Cancellation Policy :
• If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the visit, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the visit, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the visit, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Refund Policy :
•The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

You are required to furnish the correct Email address. As a customer, you agree to accept email as a means of communication and delivery of Travel vouchers and confirmation of your booking. In doing so, you agree not to hold www.specialholidays.com liable for any non-receipt of travel voucher or email confirmation.
As an additional measure to avoid any misuse of the credit card and to protect our customers, we may request for photocopies of your credit card (back and front) and a Credit Card Authorization Payment Form to exclude the possibility of any misuse. As a customer, you agree to cooperate and provide the necessary documents in case required.




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