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This series of images are ear ornaments of the #Nandi people, which community was originally known as the Chemwal.

The first one here, the Kimeiteitiot, was an old man’s earring.
This second one, the chepolungut, was an ear ornament worn by warriors from the community.
Pictured here, the engosholaiit was worn by men in the upper part of the ear.
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Lord Shiva is worshipped at this Holiest of the #Jyotirlingas as #Pashupatinath, Lord of all Living Beings.
The temple serves as the seat of National Deity of Nepal.
The #12Jyotirlingas in India are the body while #Pashupatinath is the Head.
Temple has around 500 shrines.
The Temple of #Pashupatinath dates back to 400 BC, the present temple was built by Lichavi King #SupushpaDev in 15 CE after the original was destroyed by termites.
It houses the 11CE #Guheshwari temple dedicated to #AadiShakti.
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The inner courtyard has important shrines of #Vasuki, #UnmattaBhairav, #SuryaNarayan temple, #184Shivling Shrine.
The Sanctum sanctorum has 4 faced #Mukhalinga, #Sadjyota, #Vamdev, #Tatpurusha, #Aghora & #Ishana.
This Mukhalinga is #Budhnilkantha in the complex & is 5 faced.
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