The Pashupatinath Temple: photo 16
Photo 16 of 17 in Gallery: The Pashupatinath Temple
Image title: Monkey walking across stairs
On the other side of the Bagmati river, directly opposite to the main temple, can be found a tall and broad set of white stairs with various holes. Monkeys uses them to climb up (from the forest), and down (to the temple grounds).
The Pashupatinath Temple is an important Hindu temple from the 5th century situated at the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. It contains over 500 religious structures and is surrounded by various other temples and sacred buildings. The name Pashupati refers to a name of Shiva and represents the deity presiding over Nayapala (Nepal).