Published Date: 19 Nov, 2021
Muktinath is located at Muktinath valley at the foot of the Thorong La mountain
pass in Mustang, Nepal. It is one of the worlds highest temples (altitude 3,800
m). It is a Vishnu temple that is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
The sacred water that flows from 108 pipes around the temple denotes sacred
Pushkarini waters from the 108 Sri Vaishnava Divya Desams, where devotees
take their sacred baths even in freezing temperatures.
Hindus call the site Mukti Kshetra, which means the place of salvation. It is one
of the most ancient temples of the God Vishnu and the Vaishnava tradition in
Buddhists call Muktinath Chumming Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means Hundred
Waters. The site is believed to be a manifestation of Avalokitesvara, the
Bodhisattva of Compassion and Virtue.
Muktinath Valley is an extraordinary place to wander around. It has seven historic villages; Putak, Jhong, Chhyonkhar, Purang, Jharkot, and Khinga. There is also a religious belief, it is only one place on the planet, where you can see all the five major elements; fire, sky, water, air, and earth in one place.
Though it lies in one of the remote regions in Nepal, thousands of people from
different corners of the world visit this place. And the fact that it stands at a higher
elevation with the fascinating mountain scenery, and surrounding landscapes
attract thousands of trekkers.
This temple is open throughout the year, but during Ram Navami, Vijayadashami,
and Rishi Tarpani thousands of people visit here to celebrate the festival.
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