Pashupatinath Temple – Painting of religious place of Nepal

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Size(cm) : 91.44×152.4

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Pashupatinath Temple is one in every of the foremost sacred Hindu temples of Nepal. It is situated on each banks of Bagmati river on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Every year this temple attracts hundreds of elderly followers of Hinduism.They arrive here to find shelter for the last several weeks of their lives, to meet death, be cremated on the banks of the river and travel their last journey with the waters of the sacred river Bagmati, which later meets the holy river Ganges. Hinduists from every corner of Nepal and India are arriving here to die.It is believed that those who die in Pashupatinath Temple are reborn as a human, regardless of any misconduct that could worsen their karma. The exact day of their death is predicted by astrologers of the temple.It is a cubic construction with four main doors, all covered with silver sheets.The two-storied roof is made from copper and is covered with gold. This richly decorated temple with wooden sculptures is believed to make wishes come true.

One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the huge golden statue of Nandi – Shiva’s bull.Numerous religious buildings are also located on the eastern bank of Bagmati, most of them are devoted to Shiva. The majority of these buildings are small single storey constructions made from stone. From the outside these buildings are reminding crypts, but in reality these are sacral buildings, created for holding the symbol of the deity Shiva – lingam (erect phallus). Lingams will be found everywhere the advanced.As far as Shiva is considered the patron of animals and all living organisms, monkeys and deers are wandering all around the temple complex on both banks of Bagmati. Monkeys are very often unfriendly, they beg for food, snatch things from careless tourists and may even be dangerous.It is also very common to meet sadhus in Pahsupatinath.Sadhus are wandering ascetic yogis, who are trying to acquire liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth by meditating.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions 91.44 × 152.4 cm