Nepal Temples – The list of famous Hindu sites of Nepal
Nepal is a country that has rich in religious as well as cultural heritage and many temples are here. It is regularly calling as the home of Gods and Goddesses. Numerous national and International pilgrims discover their way to some of the famous religious sites of Nepal. Therefore, Nepal temples have lots of offers for visitors.
The list of famous Nepal Temples
Muktinatinath Temple is also a famous site for both Hindus & Buddhists is one of the most frequented & famous places of the Himalayan Nation. Lies in the Mustang district with an attitude of 13000ft above sea level. Furthermore, Devotees from far locations come here to get their sins. Afterward, they believe it goes away. The main attraction of this temple is the three stories traditional Nepalese-style temple of Lord Muktinath. It is lies at the foot of the Throng la Mountain pass, which is such a pleasant and quiet place. The scenic view in the whole Kali Gandaki valley below Muktinath is more interesting. This is also a holy place where both Hindu and Buddhist visit and get religious satisfaction.
Besides the temples, where the 108 waterspouts and the temple with the mysterious fire are the most important and interesting sites. Pilgrims hardly bathe due to the extremely cold spout, and some drink at least a few drops of water from each one. It is believed that after taking in this spout if the devotees pay honor to the deity, he/she will get salvation. The temple roof is of copper and gilded pinnacle with an umbrella. Inside the temple, you can see the bronze image of Vishnu, Laxmi, Saraswati, and Garud. Buddhists also Worship Lord Vishnu as Lokwshwar.
Muktinath is the best place for trekking as well
The wind bells in this temple lie below the roofs. This Nepal temple has carved trusts and lattice windows. The main door facing to the west is one of the most decorated ones. There are two big prayer wheels in front of the temple, which move 24hrs by the current generated by the 108 waterspouts. Mainly the deities are worshiped every day in the morning and evening unmarried local Buddhist girl as well as a priest. Every year many pilgrims from Nepal and India visit this temple. At the floor level of the temple, there burns a blue flame fed by natural gas.
This Nepal temple is also known as Jawal Mai or Goddess of Fire and Ning-Ma-Pa called by Tibetans. It is also believed that the founder of Tibetan Buddhism had meditated at Muktinath on his way to Tibet. There are several Buddhist Monasteries around Muktinath, and among them, Narasingha Gumba is the most important one. It is also called the place of salvation as mostly the Hindus performs the Shraddha ritual on the bank of Kagbeni River and worship Muktinath with the belief that their ancestors will get salvation. You will fall in love with this temple, and that will be your lifetime memories.
Visit Vishnu God Temple
Muktinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu one of the most famous temples in Nepal. A sacred place Muktinath is renowned among the Hindus and Buddhists. It is lying in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters. It lies at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas), Mustang district, Nepal. The real meaning of Muktinath is “The god of Nirvana.”
It is also believed that this temple will make people relieve their sorrows and miseries. This temple is name Chumig Gyatsa (which means hundreds of waters) by Buddhists of Tibet. Another name given for this temple is Dakinis, which means sky dancers goddesses. For Buddhists, this place is one of 24 tantric places.
It is the temple of Hindu Lord Vishnu
Muktinath is the temple of Lord Vishnu and man Hindus visit here to pray to Lord Vishnu. We believe that lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda here. According to Buddhist culture, Muktinath is also the founder of Tibetan reliance ‘Guru Rinpoche,’ who was there and devoted himself to meditation there. The main inhabitants of the area are Gurungs and Sherpa native people living around the Muktinath area. Muktinath Tour is one of the exciting and pleasurable tours in Nepal.
Muktinath tour is a sacred and secretive place; it was unfamiliar to the outer world, are, but since 2006, many developmental activities are being done in the Muktinath area. Now the site is famous inside and outside the country. Nowadays you can visit the temple in just 20 minutes flight from Jomsom. Mustang is situated between the Himalayan and Tibet in the Annapurna region. Muktinath Tour is also known as the treasure hunt of Nepal. Mustang is one of the very remote places in Nepal where not any modernization has occurred. Thus, this place is far from noise and dust.
Major Attraction of Muktinath Tour Package:
Muktinath temple, the temple of Lord Vishnu, has lots of spiritual and religious importance. Besides, there are various Kunda, Dhara, saligram, etc. around Muktinath temple, which is considered as the major attraction of this area.
Mukti Kunda is the two holy water ponds, which is also known as “Laxmi Saraswati Kunda.” This Kunda is located in front of the temple. It is believed that, if you take a plunge in that Kunda, you all sin will be rinsed away.
Mukti Dhara is another major attraction of this temple. You can see 108 bull-headed shape waterspouts in the backside of this temple. In those 108 waterspouts, holy water from the Gandaki river flows.
Jwala Mai Temple:
Julia Mai Temple consists of a continuously burning holy flame. This flame is generated from a rock that is located inside the Dhola Mebar Gompa. This place is just situated five minutes far from a walking distance and situated in the southern part of the temple side.
Pharma Lha Khang Gompa:
The Monastery, located in the north region of the temple, is dedicated to Guru Rimpoche, which is also known as Padmasambhava.
Swaminarayan: Swaminarayan is called the Satguru of Sabij Yoga.
Another main attraction of this temple is Shaligram. Shaligram is the Jurassic Park of the ages. These Fossils are found on the edge of the Kali Gandaki river. The stone’s color is black, and it symbolizes Lord Vishnu. These are usually kept in the prayer room in the home.
Brief Itinerary for Muktinath Tour Package
Muktinath tour is a pilgrimage tour. It takes seven to eight days to complete this tour. People trek Muktinath for salvation. Muktinath is essential for people following Hinduism and Buddhism. You will also get to see the beautiful landscape, dense forests, and the fantastic Himalayas along with your visit to Muktinath Temple.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will first have to reach Kathmandu for this trek. Our office representative will greet you and picked up at the Hotel. Have a welcome drink and check in at the hotel. After getting some refreshments there, you can take a short walk inside Kathmandu Valley. For the rest of the day, you can also visit and roam around Kathmandu. After sightseeing in Kathmandu, you will have a group discussion with the team above the Himalayans about the trip.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Drive to Pokhara
The next morning of the Muktinath tour, you will be visiting the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu valley, the most magnificent temple of Lord Shiva. This temple is a world heritage site by UNESCO. After having lunch, you then head towards Swayambunath stupa by driving 1 hr from there. At midday, you will be driving to Pokhara(200km), by the beautiful 6 hrs scenic drive. We can also visit Manakamana Temple through the Cable car.
You can buy the ticket at the station or also in advance. Get breathtaking views of the magical Himalayas, Hills, farming land, etc.
If you are in a sort of time, then you can also take the Everest mountain flight.
Overnight in Pokhara
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom & drive to Muktinath Temple
Distance: Jomsom 2700 m, Muktinath (3800 m)
The third day of the Muktinath tour will be a little exciting. We will take you to the airport and catch a flight to Jomsom. This will take you exactly 25 mins to reach there. After the arrival of Jomsom, furthermore, walk to the hotel there, which is nearly 5 mins from Airport. After a short break, walk to the jeep stand, and your journey to Muktinath begins from there. Muktinath is approximately 20 km from Jomsom and takes an easy 2/3 hrs. Along the way, you can also see the beautiful natural scene, the gorge of the Gandaki river, Various monasteries, and Kagbeni.
You will then reach Ranipauwa (3710 m) and have a short 40 min walk towards Muktinath Temple. There you will have 40 mins holly bath on 108 waterspouts. These waterspouts are also calling as “MuktiDhara.” And there is also 2 Kunda n front of the temple called Mukti Kunda.Overnight in Jomsom. After visiting and receiving blessings from the temple, walk to Jwalamai Temple. This temple is a continuously burning flame, and from there, walk to Ranipauwa. Drive back to Jomsom by Jeep and go to the hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Jomsom.
Day 04: Fly back to Pokhara/ Pokhara Sightseeing
On the end day of our Muktinath tour, in the early morning, You will go to Jomsom airport. Then catch a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. On this day you will have a full day of sightseeing in Pokhara.
Pokhara offers tons of adventure activities for entertaining you. Pokhara is a city full of lakes and temples, such as Phewa Lake, Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake, Gude Lake, Neutani Lake, Maidi Lake, Barahi Temple, Bindyabasini temple, and many others. You can also have Sarankot day hiking, visit the World peace pagoda, David falls, Barahi Temple, Fewa Lake, Gupteshwor cave, Seti Gorge river, etc.
Overnight in Pokhara
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu
In the early morning, you can have a spectacular sunrise view above the skyline of the majestic Himalayan ranges. Seeing the stunning views of Mt. Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Mt Annapurna would surely melt your heart.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 06: Final Departure
This is the last of your stay in Nepal. You will be dropped off at the international airport by our office member 2 hours before your flight. This concludes your end of the Muktinath Tour Package.
Muktinath temple lying at the height of about 3710 meters, and standing on the foot of the Himalayan region has huge importance in today’s society. It lies in the Mustang Valley region and passes along the Thorong La pass in Nepal. The sacred place Muktinath is especially for both Buddhists and Hindus Pilgrimage. The site is famous for Mukti Kshetra and includes Moksha or the location of Liberation.
A large number of domestic as well as international tourists influxes there, considering the importance of the temple. You can choose any package tour based on your budget and time. Muktinath tour that resides on the laps of the snowcapped mountains is beyond the expectation.
Thus, the visit Nepal 2020 campaign has been pushing and motivating every adventurous lover to visit Nepal and explore it once in a lifetime. While visiting Nepal, you can visit the Moksha-related Muktinath Temple. Along with this, you can also visit other famous temples in Nepal, such as Pashupatinath, Halesi Mahadev, Bouddhanath, etc. Sightseeing and field visits are the main activities we can do during this trip.
You can contact the Above the Himalaya team for the Muktinath tour. for having a safe and comfortable package. In addition to this, we will offer you a customized itinerary based on your choice.
Manakamana most visited Nepal Temples:
The Goddess Who Grants the Wishes of the People The temple of the goddess is on the top of a hill in the Gorkha district. It is also one of the most adored and visited pilgrimage site in Nepal where you can reach there using the cable car from Kurintar. This is a unique temple with a Nepalese traditional roofed. The most beautiful thing about this temple is two tire copper roofs and wood carvings in struts, windows & doors. Similarly, the wind bells and red banners hanged below the roofs make the temple more eyes catching. The bronze flag called Paths hanged on the first floor of the roof, and the tympanum of the main entrance is another attraction of these Nepal temples.
People believe that king Prithvi Narayan Shah has built this temple. It is also one of the richest temples in Nepal in the context of artifacts and decors. Furthermore, The figure of Durga & Kali is hanged on the wall of the Temple. As well as, the main gate of the temple with a lion holding flag. It keeps on the top of the stone pillar and four Bhairav figures in its four corners. The pujari or priest performs daily prayers and rituals in the temple by closing doors offering eggs, orange, rice, red powder, and strips of cloth to the deities. After the ritual worship, the shrine will also open to the public for worship.
We can ride the cable car to reach Manakamana temple
The goddess Manakamana is the goddess of wish-fulfilling deity. Therefore people believe that the Manakamana Devi fulfills the wishes of the people. After performing tantric worshipping in the morning. The sacrifices of animals and birds will occur. On every full moon day, many pilgrimages from the country cut the goats. Both Hindu and also Buddhist worship Goddess Manakamana. During winter, the ridge appears as an island in the sea of the morning; the most spectacular view includes deep valleys, terraced fields, and the Manaslu Himchuli and Annapurna trekking.
Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu Nepal temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. This is also one of the four Hindu temples in the world, the shrine of Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built-in the 17th century, the temple glitters in gold and silver. The pagoda-style temples, which are featuring of roofs made of gold plates and four entrances in four directions of silver, portraying the artistic works of highly skilled artisans. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that also says ‘The Temple of Living Beings.’
Budhanilkantha’s best Nepal Hindu Temples
Budhanilkantha Temple is another famous Hindu temple in Kathmandu valley, It is at the base of Shivapuri Hill on the northern side of the valley. It also says the mystical Budhanilkantha temple or Narayanthan temple. The meaning of Budhanilknatha is the“Old Blue Throat.” The deity is about a thousand years old. inside the temple. Also, a big statue of Lord Vishnu is lying down, (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen-meter (forty-three fits) long tank as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body. God is resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head. His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu, the Shankha as the conch shell, Chakra as disc, Gadha as a club, and the Padma as the lotus flower.