People, Places and Pilgrimage

Hindu Pilgrimage

Hindu Priest © Jamie Mitchell, used with permission

Sacred cows and multi-headed gods? Don’t let your quest for what lies in the soul of the most vibrant and oldest surviving religion of the world be limited to clichés. Let us suggest to you our pilgrimages across Nepal and India or let your own version of the peace of the Himalayas and the purity of the Ganges guide us in making your own unforgettable Hindu pilgrimage.

List of Hindu Temples in Nepal

The following is a list of well known Hindu Temples in Nepal:

A map of Hindu Temples in Nepal


• Ankuri Mahadev

• Bajrayogini Temple

• Chandannath Mandir

• Changu Narayan

• Dakshinkali Temple

• Guhyeshwari Temple

• Janaki Mandir

• Kasthamandap

• Muktinath

• Pashupatinath Temple

• Shree Pashupatinath

• Sobha Baghwati

• Swargadwari

Ankuri Mahadev Temple

Ankuri Mahadev temple is a Hindu temple located in Mahadeva, Saptari, Nepal. The place has Shiva Linga in the main temple, as well as Goddess Parvati and God Hanuman in other temples. It is a well known site of pilgrimage for Lord Shiva devotees and every year there are big fairs on festivals like Shivaratri and Anant Chaturdashi.

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Chandannath Mandir

Chandannath Temple © Creative Commons

Chandannath Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Jumla, Nepal. It was built during the Kalyal Dynasty. People believe that there was a person named Chandannath who brought the statue of the god Narayan and put it at the location of the temple, prompting construction during the Kalyal Dynasty. It is not used much except during festivals. There is a local legend that the temple was founded after a certain cow refused to give milk until she came to this place. In recognition of that miracle, the temple we established there.



Changu Narayan Temple

Changu-Narayan Temple by By Cheryl Marland

Changu Narayan Temple is located near the Changunarayan village in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. This is one of the oldest Hindu temples in the area, dating to around the 400 A.D. The Temple is dedicated to Changu Narayan which is another name for Vishnu This Temple is one of seven structures cited by UNESCO as demonstrating the historic and artistic achievements that make the Kathmandu Valley a World Heritage Site. Located on the top of a hill, it provides a view of the Himalayan Mountains rising above the Kathmandu valley.





Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temples, Kathmandu, Nepal © Jamie Mitchell, used with permission

Pashupatinath Templeis was founded around 400 A.D. and is one of the most important Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located on the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hindus alone are allowed to enter the temple grounds. Non-Hindu visitors are allowed to have a look at the temple from the other bank of Bagmati river. This restriction is due to the fact that It is regarded as the most sacred among the temples of Lord Shiva (Pashupati).