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Pashupatinath is one of the most holy temples of Shiva in the world, situated on the Bagmati river in the eastern part of Kathmandu. It's listed as a Unesco site, it's the Varanasi of Nepal, a place of cremation, its existence dates back to 400 A.D. The temple is of Nepali pagoda style architecture. Many legends are associated to the area, I'll quote one of them : Shiva and Parvati travelled to the Kathmandu valley and rested by the Bagmati. Shiva was so impressed by its beauty and the surrounding forest that he and Parvati changed themselves into deers and walked into the forest. Since he had lived in a deer's form, he would now be known as Pashupati, lord of all animals. Source : wiki

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