Sunday, 24 June 2012

Mt KAILASH YATHRA - NEPAL - KATHMANDU LOCAL TEMPLES DHARSHAN

24, June 2012.


Mt. KAILASH & MANASAROVAR YATHRA - LOCAL TEMPLES DHARSHAN
Utilizing the opportunity of this yathra, we had been to local sight seeing. On 10th June 2012,  first we had been to the local Everest mountain service through Yeti Airlines a domestic Nepal airline. They charged Rs 6000.00 for this one hour trip. It was a great experience to see the Mount Everest and other snow covered mountains.

MOUNT EVEREST MOUNTAIN FLIGHT - VISIT




( View of the mount everest )

SRI PASUPATHY NATH TEMPLE

After breakfast we had been to Sri Pasupathy nath Shiva temple. Since in Nepal cows are treated as god, leather items are not allowed in the temple which includes, belt, purse, watch strap, etc. The temple is in huge area. The Karpa kirugam has 4 entrances, The moolvar has four faces are chiselled on all the four sides. Unlike other temples the moolavar Gopuram is constructed in wood similar to Buddist monastry / Chinese temples. There is a huge Nandhi in front of the moolavar, covered with brass metal sheet. This has got the recognition of UNESCO. There are about 1008 Shiva lingams are installed, which will take at least 15 minutes to go around them. Peoples from India throng this temple on all days. The last rites were conducted for those who died at the temple and burnt near the temple ghat.
( Pigeons are fed by the devotees) 
                                             ( Temple entrance - Nandhi is partiallay visible )
( Corridor to the temple )

SRI SWAYAMBHU NATH BUDDHIST TEMPLE.

This Buddhist temple is on a small hill, which has steps on both side to climb up and down. From the hill Kathmandu can be viewed.




SRI JALA NARAYANAN TEMPLE.

The statue is installed in a pool of water, made of stone. The statue has the amsam of  Shiva, Vishnu, Rama, Krishna, Buddha. Vibhuthi is applied to the fore head & Snake around the arms are the symbols for Lord Shiva. Lying one the 11 headed snake is the symbol for Vishnu, Naamam for the symbols Sri Ram, Sangu and Sakaram in hands are the symbol for Krishna and Kundalam hanging from the years is the symbol for  Buddha. Hence Hindus and Buddhists throng this temple and offered prayers. There is  a  wonder  that top of the statue is visible under the water. It is to be noted that this variety of stone is not available any where in Nepal. From the story that this statue was excavated from a farmers land and installed here.
( Entance sila moorthangal )                                                     
                                                        ( The silamoortham on the path )  


SRI KUKKEESWARI TEMPLE.

This temple is very near to Sri Pasupathy nath temple. 4 to 5 KM distance from airport. The is one of the Sakthi peedams  in India and Nepal. Sri Kukkeeswari is power full since there are lot of people throng this temple since early morning. We 4 people went to this temple from hotel after hiring a Taxi, from the Hotel. 


 ( The main shrine entrance through some steps )


A BUDHA VIHAR AT KODARI ( NEAR NEPAL - TIBET BORDER).


 ( A section of devotees who had undertaken the Kailash Yathra )




--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA : ---

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