Aarati tour is a unique evening tour in the heart of Kathmandu which includes two historical, cultural, and spiritual world heritage sites of Nepal i.e Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. Mixed with Hindu and Buddhist culture, an evening tour to these spots will help us to see the daily ritual ceremonies in the monastery and the temple.
As Kathmandu is also known as the city of temples and (Gumba) monastery, evening tour which begins from Bouddhanath will take us to the biggest stupa of Nepal dates back to the 5th century, afternoon the monastery gets open for the devotees and the ritual ceremonies of the monk can be observed and you can take active participation inside the monastery, as the monastery is opened for all sentient beings to be part of. A cup of tea/coffee on the rooftop of some restaurant will add an extra advantage, as the devotee pays homage to the stupa moving clockwise spinning the praying wheels all around.
Further heading towards Pashupatinath which is just a 15-minute distance from Bouddhanath, travellers will be amazed to see the Hindu ritual ceremony on the bank of the holy river Bagmati and also the cremation of the dead bodies to the other side of the river. Pashupatinath is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, build in pagoda style has religious importance for Hindu all around the world.
So, inside the main courtyard of the temple foreigners as strictly prohibited to enter, but the entire area can be visited except the temple courtyard. The evening will be a special time to view the ritual Aarati and some Bhajanas being sung. On the same bank of the river live cremation ceremonies are being done, this shows the importance of life and death in Hindu philosophy where both rituals Aarati and death ceremonies go together,
To have this view every day thousands of devotees visit the temple. As it is believed that Lord Shiva flocks around Pashupatinath to have the view of Aarati and for devotees visiting this temple means gaining liberation from the circle of rebirth.
This day Aarati Tour will make you feel the spiritual vibration with the live ritual ceremonies in two religious world Heritage Sites of Nepal. If you have a free evening then we advise you to enjoy the spiritual evening tour in the heart of Kathmandu, with our government-registered religious Tour guide, who will help you to know each ceremony with its importance and ritual significance.
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