Place of liberation- The Muktinath temple

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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