Jay Sambho Tour – Maha Shivaratri is one of the most auspicious occasions for all Hindus. Pashupatinath is worshipped on this occasion by all Hindus of the world.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU [1400m]Welcoming the guests is our passion | 29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, you can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square.Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: PANCHAMRIT PUJA AT PASHUPATINATH | We pour water, milk, curd, ghee and honey over the lingam|PILGRIMAGE TOUR |29.9oC/3.2oC*|
In the early morning we proceed to Pashupatinath temple for a special Panchamrit Puja. Puja can be performed after having all the required samagri.We offer flowers to Shiva lingam and chant the Om NamahShivaya mantra. Then we pour water, milk, curd, ghee and honey over the lingam while chanting mantras. This process is known as the Panchamrit Abhishekam. Moreover, we must put sandalwood paste and kumkum on the lingam and worship it with bel leaves and flowers, which are considered auspicious.
Afterward we proceed to Guheswari temple (most important Shakti Pith), we make puja at the temple and proceed to Boudhnathstupaafter short visit to CharumatiVihar. As soon as we are done with lunch we proceed to Visit Budhanilkantha(Sleeping Vishnu) temple. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: FULL DAY SHIVARATRI PUJA AT PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE | Jay Sambho |
Today we spend our entire day at Pashupatinath temple as hundreds of devotees visit this temple which is one of the holiest shrines of the Hindus. Pashupatinath is considered as the Guardian and Protector of Nepal. Devotees chant “Om NamahShivaya” all night praying for light over darkness. Foreign visitors are seen enjoying the ambiance with curiosity, as colorful and naked Sadhus are seen mediating, posing for photographs and interacting with disciples. Special attendance camps are set in the courtyards of the temples. Children are seen collecting donations from passersby on this day preparing for holy meal and bonfire in celebration of the special night. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 04: PILGRIMAGE SIGHTSEEING TOUR | Devotees have been searching for the missing head of Lord Kedarnath ||29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Right after breakfast we proceed to Doleswar Mahadev Temple (part of Kedarnath temple, India as a head of Shiva). For the last 4,000 years, devotees have been searching for the missing head of Lord Kedarnath, who assumed the form of a bull in a pastime with the five Pandava brothers. In recent years it was determined by temple priests that the deity at Doleshwar was indeed the missing head of Kedarnath.We worship, pray and make puja at the temple. As soon as we are done with puja we proceed to visit Tallest statue of Lord Shiva (Sangha), Changunarayan Temple- the ancient temple of Lord Vishnu recognized by UNESCO as world Heritage site &Bhaktapur Durbar Square which was founded in 889 AD. The old palace square of Bhaktapur contains famous “Fifty-five windows palace”. It was the royal palace of Malla kings then. The golden gate in this square is the unique master piece of the Newari art work. This old square is like an open museum of Hindu temples. The other famous sites are the ancient royal bath, the courtyard of TalejuBhawani temple; the museum of art and history, the pottery square, the majestic Nyatapola temple, the famous Peacock window and the Dattatreya temple .You can feel the mythical air of timelessness in Bhaktapur. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 05: PILGRIMAGE TOUR- SLEEPING VISHNU | The largest stone carving in Nepal | SWAYAMBHUNATH & PATAN |29.9oC/3.2oC*|
As soon as we are done with breakfast we proceed for Pilgrimage and UNESCO world heritage sightseeing tour to Budhanilakantha Temple- known as Sleeping Vishnu. Budhanilkantha is a Hindu open air temple which is considered as the largest stone carving in Nepal. Similarly, we visit Swayambhunath Stupa which isprobably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimagesiterecognized by UNESCO as World Heritage site. Likewise we visit Patan Durbar Square including Famous Sri Krishna temple known as stone temple which is also recognized by UNESCO as world Heritage site. The Durbar Square is an amazing piece of Newar art and architecture. The square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and idols in the area.We return to the hotel.An evening farewell dinner will be organized at Nepali Restaurant with cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 06: FINAL DEPARTURE |To know how satisfied our guests are measured not only by how tight the goodbye hugs are but by staying in touch with us forever |
This is the last day of your visit. You can enjoy shopping and buying souvenir to friends and relatives. We will drop you to the airport 3 hrs prior to the departure time. The memories that you have shared with us matter a lot. Waving hands and goodbye hugs are just not enough, we tell you to stay in touch with us. This is the way how we feel satisfied by our services.
*Note: The figures shown above are the maximum and minimum temperature in summer and winter respectively | Source: Department of Hydrology & Metrology, Nepal.
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