Mukti (Salvation) holds great significance for all spiritual people in the South Asian sub continent. Muktinath Yatra (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha.
The famous temple of Lord Muktinath Yatra lies in the district of Mustang and is situated about 18 kms northeast of Jomsom in the north central part of Nepal, at an altitude of about 3800 meters from the sea level. Named after highly referred Muktinath shrine, the valley is one of the religious places in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhist.
Hindus call it Muktikshetra (Place of salvation) is one of the four religious sites. Many Saligrams found here are considered by Hindu as incarnation of lord Vishnu and worship them. According to Hindu Myth, lord Vishnu turned into Saligram.
The Temple depicts metal statues of lord Vishnu, Goddess Laxmi , Saraswati, Janaki , Garuda , Lava-Kush and Sapta Rishis . Against a backdrop of incredible starkness, you can sit and stare to the south the snow covered Annapurna range, or to the north the Tibetan plateau. In front of Muktinath Temple, there are 2 Kunda (Water pond), Where holy dip is believed it can wash away negative karma, the results of one's past negative actions. There are 108 Dhara name of "Muktidhaara" (continuously flowing) just behind the Temple.
It has helped to make this area as a center of Tourist attraction. Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts "Mukthidhaara" believing that it brings them salvation. It is also believed that the deity was originated from western part of Nepal. Continuously burning flame "Jwaala Mai Temple" sound of flowing river is situated south of Muktinath Temple. The Jwaala Mai temple has a spring and there are three eternal flames "Holy flame from soil", "Holy flame from rock" and "Holy flame from water" fed by natural gas. Currently two flames are continuously burning. Hindus believe that this miracle of fire lighting was an offering made by Brahma, worship its as Jwaala Mai (Lit. Goddess of fire).
The Buddhist called Dhola Mebar Gompa to this temple. The name of Guru Rimpoche Monastery is situated at left from main entrance gate of Mukthinath Temple. The Buddhist nuns take care of cultural heritage inside Muktinath temple. Photography and filming of deities inside Temple and Monasteries is strictly prohibited. Foot steps of Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan: At the end of the 18th century, the Sadhu Nilkanth-Surjadas came to Muktinath at the age of eleven. God is always present in the Ashram. Bharatji, the son of Rishabhdev did his penance in this ashram. The river Gandaki flows on all the sides of this Ashram. Eleven year boy (Lord Swaminarayan) took a bath in this Gandaki River and started doing the puja of Muktinath Bhagwan, which cannot be reached by any common man. Standing on one foot with arms raised in the sky, Swaminarayan Dev started the mahamantra of Gayatri and prayed to SuryaNarayan. He used to take bath in the Gandaki River three times a day and do the pooja of Mukthinath. Dharmadev and Bhaktimata came in their divine form and stood besides them. There is foot statue of Lord Swaminarayan with His holy foot steps. We welcome you to visit this highly religious place of Muktinath, where you will enjoy and discover yourself on your special journey.
Muktinathkashetra Salvation, Temple of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Laxmi, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Janki, Garuda, Luv-Kush and Sapt Rishis; the only place in the world where Saligram can be found; considered by Hindu as incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Two Kundas water pound; to wash away negative karma, 108 Dhaara name of ‘Muktidhaara’ just behind the temple, continuously burning flame from running water sound ‘Jwalamayi Temple’, footsteps of Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan, beautiful city Pokhara, Manokamana Devi Temple Shaktipith It is believed that Goddess Manakamana grants the wished of all those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine to worship her.Itinerary