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Pontia Theron and the Horned god Pashupati – Incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva


Pashupati and Pontia Theron. Pashupati is an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva as “lord of the animals” He is revered throughout the Hindu world, but especially in Nepal, where he is unofficially regarded as a national deity. Paśupati “Lord of all animals” was originally an epithet of Rudra in the Vedic period and now is an epithet of Shiva. The Rigveda has the related term paśupa “cattle-keeping” as an epithet for Pushan. Pashupatinath is an avatar of Shiva, one of the Hindu Trinity. He is the masculine counterpart of Shakti. The five faces of Pashupatinath represent various incarnations of Shiva; Sadyojata (also known as Barun) Vamdeva (also known as Uma Maheswara) Tatpurusha, Aghor & Ishana. They face West, North, East, South and Zenith respectively, and represent Hinduism’s five primary elements namely earth, water, air, light and ether. Puranas describe these faces of Shiva as “Sadyojata, Vamdeva, Tatpurusha & Aghora are the four faces, The fifth is Ishana,unknowable even to the seers” Though Nepal is an officially secular state, its population is predominantly Hindu, and Lord Shree Pashupatinath is revered as a national deity. The Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the river Bagmati, is considered as the most sacred place in Nepal. The mythology holds that Lord Pashupatinath started living in Nepal in the form of a deer, then when he saw the Kathmandu Valley and he was overwhelmed by its beauty. Please watch the video for more information or visit the channel mythology explored by ancient mystery here on Youtube.

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