Nepal temples – the list of famous Hindu temples of Nepal
Nepal is the country 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 famous sites for both Hindus & Buddhists is one of the most frequented & famous places of the Himalayan Nation Nepal that lies in Mustang district with an attitude of 13000ft above sea level. Devotees from far locations come to 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 a holy place where both Hindu and Buddhist visit and get religious satisfaction.
Besides the temples, 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. As this Nepal temples, it 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 call 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 Hindu 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.
Manakamana most visitee 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 one of the most adore and visited pilgrimage site in Nepal where you can reach there using the cable car from Kurintar. This is a unique temple with Nepalese traditional roofed. The most beautiful thing about this temple is two tire copper roofs and wood carving 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 this Nepal temples.
People believe that the king Prithvi Narayan Shah has built this temple. It is one of the richest temples in Nepal in the context of artifacts and decors. The figure of Durga & Kali is hanged on the wall of the Temple. 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 field, and the Manaslu Himchuli and Annapurna trekking.
Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu Nepal temples on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. This is one of the four Hindu temples in the world, the shrine of Pashupatinath is dedicating 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 at four directions of silver, portraying 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 best Nepal Hindu Temples
Budhanilkantha Temple is another famous Hindu temple in Kathmandu valley, It is in the base of Shivapuri Hill within the northern side of the valley. It also says that 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, 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. The 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. People also say that the deity was carved in the seventh or eighth century during the Licchavi period.