Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pasupathi Ashtakam

Pasupathi Ashtakam

In June of 2015, We visited Kathmandu and the Pasupathinath temple on the banks of Bhagmathi River. Here in this temple One can see a a lingam with five faces. Tatpurush facing East, Saddhyojat facing West, Bamdev facing North, Aghor facing East and Ishan( Shiva-Shakthi) facing Up. Rudram is being chanted by separate priests inside the sanctum with four entrances.
I learnt Sri Adi Sankara visited this temple and set up all the religious practices including Rudram Chanting. Till 1950 six Priests from South India were managing all the religious activities inside the temple. Now there is only one pries from South India was seen and the remaining three positions managed by priests from Nepal.