The temple was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979. Temple for Lord Shiva and the holy and ancient Pashupatinath temple, built by a pagoda-style Hindu Temple with gilt roofing and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva situated at the bank of the holy Bagamati River.
The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage on the day of shiva-Ratri (Shiva’s birth anniversary). The small religious townhouses of the great temple are known as Debpatan and are situated 5 kilometers east of the capital city. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the main courtyard of the temple. Non-Hindu tourists can view the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River.