Saturday, 21 February 2015

Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

This is an interesting one. Chiayu of Taiwan messaged me last year, asking whether I'd be interested in swapping postcards as she was going to Nepal for a while. Of course I was interested! :) I was really surprised about her message, though - normally people want something a lot harder to get than what I can usually offer if they are offering postcards from somewhere like Nepal. Well, it certainly was a nice surprise!

The gold roofed Pashupatinath Temple is from the 5th century AD, dedicated to Lord Shiva and a Unesco world heritage site as well as one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. It is part of the cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.

Chiayu used a matching stamp :)

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