The Guhyeshwari Temple

October 25, 2022 by admin0

Situated around the Pashupatinath Temple, The Guhyeshwari Temple is considered to be a Shakti Peeth (symbol of Shakti) and a beautiful representation of the unity of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti.

The Temple

The Guhyeshwari Temple is a 7th-century pilgrimage center for Hindus and Buddhists, especially for Tantric worship. Dedicated to Guhyeshwari or Adi Shakti, this temple is one of the most important temples in the Pashupatinath region.

The name of the temple is derived from the Sanskrit words “Guha” and “Ishwari”, meaning goddess of the cave. Built-in the rich pagoda style during the Lichchavi period, The Guhyeshwari Temple is the place where both the knees of Sati Devi, the wife of Lord Shiva, fell after her death. In the temple, Sati is worshiped as Mahamaya, while Lord Shiva is worshiped as Kapali.

The Guhyeshwari Temple

The main temple of Mata Ji built in the central part of the courtyard of the huge temple building. In the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, a 5-feet long 10-foot-wide pavilion of silver  made. In which Mata Peeth established. The idols of the eight goddesses installed separately in brass. There are nine small silver gates around the courtyard. The main temple gate is silver.

 

Pashupatinath and The Guhyeshwari Temple

Lord Shiva and Sati Devi, the immense power and spiritual soul, worshiped as one of the most powerful deities in Hinduism. Pashupatinath temple and The Guhyeshwari Temple built by the Lichchavi kings.

Pashupatinath one of the most important temples of Lord Shiva in the whole world and it  included in UNESCO heritage site in 1979. It  further considered to be the oldest temple of Lord Shiva; the exact date of its construction is unknown. Although the exact period of the temple’s existence  unknown, the site reconstructed when a Shiva lingam discovered by the Malla kings in the Pashupathi region. Situated in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple has other shrines and holy shrines around the area built in the joy of Lord Shiva, Sati Devi, and other deities.

 

 

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