Author’s Visit to Pashupatinath Temple
When the author arrives in Kathmandu, he chooses to pay a visit to Hinduism’s most renowned temple, Pashupatinath. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the shrine. There is much disorder inside and around the temple. There are a variety of individuals there, including priests, hawkers, worshippers, and visitors. Additionally, cows, monkeys, birds, and dogs wander the area. Everybody desires entrance to the main temple. Certain Western worshippers are denied entry by guards because they are not Hindus.
Belief Regarding the End of Kaliyug
The Bagmati River runs beside the Pashupatinath temple. On the riverside, a little shrine protrudes halfway from the stone platform.
The villagers think that one day, the whole temple would collapse, allowing the Goddess inside to escape and so put an end to Kaliyug’s bad time.
Author’s Visit to the Boudhanath Stupa
In contrast to the Pashupatinath temple, the author explores another renowned holy shrine: the Baudhnath stupa, which is surrounded by tranquillity (calm mood). There is a sensation of tranquillity. On the outskirts, little stores run by Tibetan immigrants offer bags, Tibetan prints, and silver jewellery.
Vivid Description of Kathmandu
The author takes a tour of Kathmandu and its marketplaces. The city is densely populated and vibrant. Along the narrowest and busiest streets, there are modest shrines and deities. The streets are densely packed with fruit vendors, flute vendors, and hawkers. On the radios, people blast loud film tunes, car horns blare, and bicycle bells ring. The author is having a good time but intends to come home. He proceeds to a Nepal Airlines ticket counter and purchases a ticket to Delhi. He then returns to his hotel to rest.
Author Sees a Flute Seller
As he returns to the hotel, the author notices a flute salesman. Unlike other sellers, he never shouts at his customers to buy his flutes. He seemed to be in love with the flute’s song. The author’s ears are calmed by his music.
It serves as a reminder of humanity’s connection. The author is inextricably linked to flute music. He asserts that each culture has its own flute, as seen by the deep bansuri of Hindustani classical music, the pure and breathy flutes of South America, and China’s high pitched flutes. Thus, it may be said that the flute is generally performed.
The bansuri’s sentences have a profound effect on the author. He is taken aback, since he had missed such things on his previous trips.