Committed to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious destinations in Asia for worshippers of Shiva. Built in the fifth century and later upgraded by Malla lords, the site itself is said to have existed for over a thousand years when a Shiva lingam was discovered here.
Pashupatinath is the biggest sanctuary complex in Nepal, it stretches across both banks of the Bagmati River and is located just 3km north of Kathmandu city center. The sanctuary is built in the pagoda style and has a number of interesting characteristics including; an overlaid rooftop, four of the sides are canvassed in silver, as well as incredibly intricate and high quality wood carvings. The complex is vast and it contains a number of different sanctuaries, some of which are devoted to a few other Hindu and Buddhist deities.