Pashupatinath in Pictures

Well, this time, it’s like a photoblog on Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu Temples in the world and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. It’s in Kathmandu, (in a walking distance from my home) and from a long-long time, I wanted to take go to Pashupatinath and take pictures, a lot of pictures. Today, finally I had the opportunity. Even though it was rainy and the camera battery died before I could be safisfied fully, I have taken so many pictures. Some of them are good and many of them are blurry, fuzzy, dark and out of focus images (I should work a lot on my photography skills).
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix JV1004 (Many thanks to Natalie Blockley for the camera. I brought this precious little thing from her)
All the images were shot at 12Mpixel with Auto/SR Auto and Natural modes. For uploading and web purpose, these images were batch resized to 1600X1200px using Phatch application on Ubuntu.

For now, please enjoy the drive around Pashupatinath temple and may Pashupatinath bless all of us!

I’ve been tinkering around the image gallery to enhance the visibility and today I deleted all the photos and again uploaded. This time, the pictures are cropped 1024*768 px using Picasa and slight lighting adjustments are applied. I realized that my hosting is not as fast as clould solutions like google or yahoo. So, I decided to put the same photos on the google plus/picasa album as well. Please feel free to view and comment on whichever is convenient.

Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath means the ‘god of the animals’. Pashupatinath is the name for Lord Shiva. There are many legends on how lord Shiva came to be known as Pashupatinath and how the present day Pashupatinath temple is made.
The golden Pagoda temple of Lord Pashupatinath lies on the bank of Holy Bagmati river. On the same river bank, below the temple lies Aryaghat, which is regarded as holy cremation place for the Hindus. Gaurighat, Guheshwari, Kirateshwar, Gaushala, etc are some other holy places around Pashupatinath temple.

Further reading are available on:

Wikipedia Article on Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath information on SAARC Tourism website
Pashupati Development Trust Website (in Nepali only)

Photos will be available here as gallery when we sort out things properly. We’ve just moved in here.

If you want to see them, here’s the link in Google photos.

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