Scientists observe land creeping under Pashupatinath Temple

A UNESCO World heritage site which is considered as one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith, Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu city attracts devotees from across the world.The structure erected in the 15th century is one of the 275 holy abodes of Lord Shiva on the continent.The complex located on the banks of the Bagmati River is a sprawling collection of temples and ashrams.A three-member team of geoscientists, who have been carrying out a survey for over a decade found the site being threatened by the mass soil movement beneath its surface.The team has witnessed few bulges and deformation on the walls that suggests that as the area consist of fine material the soil is moving down from the uphill section of Slesmantak Forest.