Pashupatinath Temple: A Piece of Nepal in Varanasi

On the ghats (riverfront steps) of the holy city of Varanasi is a little piece of Nepal with a curious story, and at the centre of this tale is the Pashupatinath Temple, a mirror image of a famous temple of the same name in Kathmandu in Nepal.
This pretty wooden temple with a Nepali-style pagoda is located on the Lalita Ghat, not far from the city’s most famous cremation site, Manikarnika Ghat. Its formal name is the Shri Samrajeswar Pashupatinath Mahadev Mandir, popularly known as ‘Nepali Mandir’.

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