Muktinath travel guide going to introduce you where is Muktinath temple located? Best time to visit Muktinath including Muktinath tour packages and cost. Sacred Muktinath Mandir situated at an altitude of 3710 meters above sea level in Mustang district Nepal. This temple located on the route of famous Annapurna circuit trek, Jomsom to muktinath trek and upper mustang trek, just below the mountains Thorong-La Pass.
The temple is situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area and is considered as a holy place for pilgrims from all over the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism, and is believed to be one of the eight sacred places of Hinduism. Buddhists also consider it as an important place of worship, as Guru Rinpoche, is believed to have meditated at Muktinath. The temple is surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
This temple is constructed in the pagoda style and it is considered as a symbol of the religious similarity between Hinduism and Buddhism. Muktinath is one among the most ancient Vishnu temples. There are two holy water ponds in front of Muktinath Mandir “Laxmi Kunda and Saraswati Kunda”. It is believed that by taking bath in these ponds the ‘negative karma’ gets washed away. there are 108 water spouts are believed to represent 108 holy places of Hinduism considered as sacred for taking a holy shower.
What is muktinath famous for
Hindus call this shrine Muktikshetra meaning place of salvation and Buddhist call this place Chumig Gyatsa meaning place of 108 waterspouts. Close to the Muktinath there is a Jwala Mai temple with three eternal flames inside Gompa. Muktinath temple is a famous holy shrine of both Hindus & Buddhists of the world.
According to Hinduism this is the place where Lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda. Hence he is worshipped here at Muktinath the lord of salvation. Devotees believe that this shrine have risen on its own. The temple is surrounded by 108 cow faces through which holy water is poured. Devotes take a bath on 108 waterspouts and holy pond befor enter temple to worship muktinath.
Muktinath temple is one among the eight such Vishnu shrines. Muktinath Temple is also one among the 108 Vaishnava shrines. The snow-covered Annapurna range is on the backdrop of this temple. Upper mustang area and Tibetan Plateau is in the north of the temple.
There are different optional ways to go to Muktinath from Kathmandu and Pokhara listed below. It helps you to plan your upcoming mustang trip via Kathmandu to Jomsom via Pokhara as per your desire and duration of holidays.
Around Muktinath Mandir there are many monasteries and Gompas to visit. During the festivals of Rishitarpani, Ram Navami and Vijay Dasami, thousands of pilgrims arrive here for Darshan of Lord Vishnu. Buddhists call this place Chumig Gyatsa. Here the Buddhists worship Lord Vishnu as Avalokiteshwara.
Muktinath temple is a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Its unique location and religious significance make it a popular destination for spiritual seekers and adventure enthusiasts alike. A visit to this sacred place is sure to leave one with a sense of peace and awe-inspiring experience.
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