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Nepal Pilgrimage Tours
Pilgrimage is the soul of Nepal. Every morning here begins with the simple religious rituals and offerings by devotees in temple and chants around stupas and monasteries. And the day again ends with the same. Religion is primary to the existence in Nepal. There are many religious shrines in the country, famous as Tapo Bhumi or a spiritually purified land that make Nepal a highly revered religious destination.
There are two prominently followed religions in the country, namely Hinduism and Buddhism. Naturally, the region has many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage locations that drive in pilgrims in huge numbers. And the unique aspect for this destination is the fact that the temples and religious shrines are equally sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists.
13 Nights / 14 Days
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Lumbini – Sravasti –Kushinagar – Patna – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Agra – Bhopal – Aurangabad – Mumbai.
5 Nights / 6 Days
Kathmandu – Lumbini – Kathmandu.
Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Kathmandu – Kathmandu Sightseeing– Pokhara – Kathmandu – Onward Destination.
11 Nights / 12 Days
Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Kathmandu
Pashupatinath Temple is the center of attraction open for Hindus only. A major pilgrimage site, the temple is located along the banks of River Bagmati, Kathmandu and worships lord of the animals - Shiva. It is one of the most significant shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The pagoda style temple has a black, four headed image of Lord Pashupati which is revered by pilgrims.
The Bagmati River along the banks of Pashupatinath Temple also is highly revered for its Ghats. The most important festival is Shivaratri or the night dedicated to Lord Shiva. The festival brings in a lot of devotees and pilgrims from far and wide across Nepal and India. Sadhus and ascetics too visit the temple during this temple just to have darshan of the sacred Shiva lingam. Another occasion that brings in a lot of pilgrims is Teej. It is a festival celebrated by women for the wellbeing, prosperity and long life of their husbands. Women come to the temple in their finery and jewellery to offer prayers.
The second prominent pilgrimage in Kathmandu, Nepal is dedicated to Kumari, the town’s living goddess. Sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, Kumari Goddess is a symbol of Nepal’s way of worshipping gods in every form. The goddess stays in Kumari Bahal near Kathmandu Durbar Square.
The Swayambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist shrine offers one of the defining experiences in the city. The dome stupa located above a hill has a cubical structure painted with eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions. This depiction gives Swayambhunath a spiritual aura and belief that god is watching us from all the directions.
Boudhanath or Bodhanath is Asia’s largest stupa that again has the watchful eyes of the Buddha above the circumnavigation of the dome. Rising above the height of 36 metres, the stupa is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible.
Lumbini, the next pilgrimage destination is also a major Buddhist pilgrimage site. The birthplace of the Buddha, Lumbini offers one of the subcontinent’s great spiritual experiences. The exact spot where Siddhartha Gautama was born 2500 years ago and the Pushkarini pond where infant Buddha was given bath is also there along with Mayadevi Temple. After the temple tour, a walk through the multinational collection of temples and monasteries of Buddhist nations is suggested. Pilgrims can experience profound moments during meditation here at Lumbini.
These are the iconic Pilgrimage Sites in Nepal that are visited by thousands of devotees every year for their soul searching. You can also experience your pilgrimage tour to Nepal by filling in the specific requirements in the form below.