Shiva is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu trinity. The cult of Shiva is called Shaivism. It has been in vogue in Nepal, since the early centuries of the Christaian era. Iconography points out that the Shiva cult appeared in Nepal as lingam (phallus) worship. Some scholars are of the opinion that phallic worship was probably borrowed from some aboriginal tribes as their god was the phallus of Shisna devata. Shiva-linga is identified as cosmic Purusha.
Shiva is the lord of destruction, and is generally represented in three forms: i) Lingam ii) Anthropomorphic form and iii) Natraj or Nasa deva (Lord of artistic skill)
Shiva's familiar representation is lingam or phallus. His act of destruction is allied to creation. He is a symbol of fertility and his role is also emphasized as a creator. Lingam is cylindrical in shape, standing upright on its narrow end and rounded at the top. It stands on a yoni, a flat rimmed chalice called Jalheri, which is symbolic Yoni has a groove all round it to drain off the water poured on lingam during worship. Lingam and Yoni are symbolic of male and female generative organs and they represent the supreme creative principle.
In Nepal, the most famous lingam is of Pashupati (pashu, beast, pati, lord) or lord of animals. Pashupati is the presiding deity of Nepal. The temple of Pashupatinath is the holiest temple of Nepal. Pashupati is the gentle aspect of Shiva
How to go Kailashnath Mahadev Shiva Temple?
Destination: Take a local bus or private vehicle. Drive to Bhaktapur and then trun to Saga Bhanjyang 10 min (Border in Bhaktapur & Kavre District)
Distance: 22 km (One way)
Driving Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Transportation: By Local Bus Rs 50 to Rs 100/- Per Person & By Private Vehicle Rs 3500/- to Rs 5000/- depend on time frame.
Travel Route: Kathmandu - Tinkune - Bhaktapur - Saga Bhanjyang
Day 01: Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square - Changunarayan Temple - Kailashnath Mahadev Shiva Temple Darshan & further drive either go to Nagarkot or Dhulikhel if you plan to stay hill stations for Sunrise & Mt views.
Tentative Pilgrimage Tour Plan
We have prepared the following exclusive pilgrimage tour itinerary. If any one interest please write us mail as below addressDay 01: Kathmandu Arrival - Evening Pashupatinath Darshan & Join Evening Aarati
Day 02: After Breakfast, Full Day Sightseeing - Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Budhanilkantha Temple
Day 03: Drive to Kurintar. Process cable car ride to Manakamana & Puja Darshan then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Early Breakfast & Process to drive to Jomsom via Beni. Approx. 10 hrs. Overnight at hotel
Day 05: Breakfast, Drive to Ranipauwa and hike to Muktinath. Puja & Darshan Muktinath. Drive to Tatopani for night halt
Day 06: Early Breakfast and Drive process to Pokhara. Check in hotel and rest of the process half day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel
Day 07: After Breakfast, Drive to Lumbini via Tansen Palpa Siddartha Highway. Visit Tansen and drive to Lumbini. Overnight at Lumbini
Day 08: Early morning, Visit Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Musuem, Monasteries, Stupa etc & Drive to Shashwat Dham & Darshan. Drive to Devghat and Darshan. Overnight at Sauraha. Chitwan
Day 09: Morning, Elephant Safari and after breakfast, Drive process to Janakpur. After Lunch, Rest of the time visit Janakpur Dham Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel
Day 10: After Breakfast - Drive process to back to Kathmandu via Sindhuli Bardibas Highway. Approx. 7 hrs. Transfer to hotel & rest of the time free.
Day 11: After Breakfast, Transfer to international airport for the flight to onward destination. Service End 1. Buddhist Spiritual and Pilgrimage Tour Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
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