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Places to visit in Muktinath

Many people are not familiar with the Places to visit in Muktinath, Not Everyone is familiar with the wonders that the antiquated and humble sees. It is situated in one of the most strangely gorgeous encompassing that Nepal brings to the table. This sanctuary is devoted to Lord Vishnu’s avatar of equity provider. Anyway, there is something else to this spot besides only the sanctuary. One can enjoy loads of fun exercises and visit various focal points around Muktinath sanctuary. Try not to be oblivious to the open doors that anticipate around the sanctuary.

Below is the list of places that you should visit during the Muktinath trip:

Jwala Mai Temple:

The Jwala Mai Temple falls southward of the main . The temple site features a spring and three eternally burning flames, out of which two are still active. Pilgrims come to the site to pay their tribute to Jwala Mai, the flame goddess who makes her presence felt by burning as eternal flames. Soil, rock and water are the 3 different sources of the 3 different flames respectively. As per myths Lord Brahma had lit up these eternal flames at this spot. Buddhist pilgrims refer to the site as Dhola Mebar and pour in large numbers to pay their tribute.

Jwala Mai (lit. goddess of fire) is the temple of the eternal flame, wich is located inside the Tibetan style Dhola Mebar Gompa, situated to the east of the main Muktinath temple. It is built above an underground water stream, and small natural gas jets underneath the gompa produce continuously burning flames on top of the water.

Muktidhara:

Muktidhara is the name given to the 108 spouts of water flowing out of unique bull’s mouth-shaped faucets, all arranged successively in a semi-circular pattern and each spout is set one foot apart from each other. This collective fountain of Muktidhara is also located on the temple’s hind side. The waters from Gandaki River flow incessantly from out of the faucets and pilgrims make sure to bathe in this Muktidhara streams in order to free their mind and body of the bad impact of negative deeds prior to entering the Muktinath shrine. However, one requires immense piety and determination to bathe in these streams as the water is freezing cold.

Jomsom Trek:

Jomsom, which is one name that keeps coming up during the Mukti Dham Yatra is not only a highly revered tourist destination but is also one of the most well-known places for exploring the wilderness amidst the pristine beauty of the mustang valley. It is located in close proximity to the temple and visiting here will definitely make you believe that there is more to Muktinath than just a temple. You can pay a visit to the mystical Dhumba Lake and leopard along with get in touch with the traditional Thakali culture making your visit here extremely wholesome.

Marpha:

Marpha

The beautiful little Buddhist village of Marpha high in the Himalayas. pic credit : istockphoto

The name of this humble village in mustang valley near Muktinath temple literally translates into ‘mar’ meaning hard working and ‘pha’ meaning people. This is a great place if you are interested in experiencing village tourism activities. The cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways seem like you have stepped into Rome or Italy and paints a wonderfully scenic picture making it one of the best places for every photography enthusiast. Although being a small village in the valley it has its own charm and a sense of wonderment.

Lamthang:

Situated in close proximity to the beautiful and devotional temple of Muktinath Dham this place is truly a relief from the huge throng of devotees that visit this place for offering their prayer to lord Vishnu here. The Thubchen Gompa here is the primary attraction among the tourists here and apart from this people often love interacting with the local population here while cycling their way through the valley. It is one of the most preferred places around mustang valley for a quick getaway amongst surreal beauty.

Kagbeni:

Kagbeni

This tiny village hamlet is tucked on the upper region of the Mustang valley by the banks of Kali Gandaki River. There are a limited number of people residing in the village here and falls on the trail from Jomsom to Muktinath. Some patches of green vegetation can be seen around here and this perfectly blends with the grey loose rocks of the cold desert that engulf the senses in every way possible. One can come here to clear your mind and rejuvenate you from the inside and help you in finding inner peace.

Tatopani:

 

This quaint hamlet also falls on your way to Muktinath and cannot be avoided so if it falls in your itinerary then it is a must visit. The ethnicity of the people here are Sherpas and Tamang who make the eco and village tourism here extremely worth it. One can witness the surrounding panoramic snow clad views from all sides making every step of the way here as awe inspiring as the other. A prime tourist attraction here is the naturally occurring hot water spring that is believed to get rid of all types of skin and joint related problems and leave you deeply rejuvenated.

Other most visited places are :

  • Tilicho Lake
  • Tansen
  • Sarangkot

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Muktinath Yatra with Swami ji 2019

Muktinath had always been a holy place for not only Hindu but for other religion like Buddhist also. It was my perception that most Hindus visited this place but I was quite amazed to see people from other religion also visiting there. a few people were there for a spiritual reason and few were for other adventures. Few people were there for traveling purpose.

If you want to feel the Aroma of Nature with the divine feeling of Hindu & Buddha Religion, come to Muktinath, in the Muktinath valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal.

 

Visiting Muktinath

Visiting Muktinath in Nepal for Religious and spiritual reason:
You can find most people visiting Muktinath for the religious purpose. Hindu used to call it “Mukti Kshetra”, place of liberation or moksha” and The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means “Hundred Waters”. Muktinath (Nepal) is one of the 51 “Shakti Peethams” and also 106th among the available 108 Divya Desam.

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Visiting Muktinath in Nepal for adventure :
Nepal had numerous adventure sports, paragliding parasailing. you can also take a view of Himalaya using helicopters. you only need to pay a small sum of money. Package starts from 350 USD. People loving adventures visit Annapurna trek. If you don’t want to trek you can also visit there by helicopter. there are separate packages for the same. It starts at 150 USD. It will carry you to Annapurna trek and then leave you there.

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Visiting Muktinath in Nepal for Exploring:
Once in a lifetime, everyone should visit Nepal. Nepal had a lot of diversity in itself. Different people, tribes, the language will give you a unique experience. If you are an Indian very first impression would be its an India city. Same company bikes car etc will give you feeling of being in India. People also know how to speak in Hindi. You can explore a various place like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Muktinath, Chitwan etc. Visiting Muktinath will give you an amazing experience of spirituality.

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I got a chance to visit Muktinath with Swamiji, that was a really awesome journey which I will always have in my life. Starting from Bus hiring from Gorakhpur we went to Muktinath via Kathmandu and Pokhara. We had a lot of fun activity on our journey, which made our journey full of fun.

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We were almost 40-50 members, we also had a kitchen staff with us, whose duty was to prepare food as per our menu. His work was awesome. he prepared awesome foods for us. We halted at many places to enjoy the beauty of Nepal. As its maximum part is a hilly area, so you will get many moments to capture mountain valley beauty. Once we reached Muktinath, we were enlightened with joy.we halted there in the night and next morning We made darshan of Muktinath. We went to a few beautiful places which were amazing. After a few pics, we packed our luggage in the hotel and came back to Gorakhpur.


 

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Muktinath Darshan

Muktinath Darshan

Every Year people from many states and from all over the world arrive at Nepal to visit or spend their holidays like Pokhara, Kathmandu, the enchanting and mesmerizing beauty of Himalayas but the most visited place from last many years is Muktinath darshan.
Muktinath had been a sacred place for not only Hindus but also for Buddhism. it is located at 3700 meters approx at Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang. For Hindus it is Muktikshetra.

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The central shrine of Sri Muktinath is considered by Hindu Vaishnavas to be one of the eight most-sacred shrines, known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras; the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Thotadri, Pushkar and Badrinath. The temple is very small. Muktinath is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. The murti is of gold and is tall enough to compare with[clarification needed] a man.

The Tibetan Buddhist tradition states that Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, had meditated at Muktinath on his way to Tibet. This temple is praised by many saints of Hindu tradition. The scripts narrating the importance of this temple are available in Vishnu Purana with the Gandaki Mahathmya.

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Pashupati travels had organized more than 50+ group tours for Muktinath darshan or Muktinath Yatra.not only for Muktinath darshan but for Lumbini, Janakpuri, Kathmandu, Pokhara etc. We had been one of the oldest travel companies in Gorakhpur, We also offer catering, Volvo bus and every sort of other facility required during Muktinath darshan or other.

There are many sources from which you can reach Muktinath.

  • You can Fly Pokhara to Jomsom & hike for 7-8 hours from Jomsom to Muktinath.
  • Jeep are also available from Pokhara to Jomsom via Beni, Ghasa, Tato Pani, Tukuche, Marfa, it takes time about 10-11 hours. There are only 4 WD jeep services after the Jomsom to Ranipauwa nearby Muktinath, it will take around takes 2.30 hours. The road is not good after Beni to Jomsom & Muktinath through the Kaligandaki river bank & hill area.
  • Helicopter charter service / Helicopter are available from Pokhara & Kathmandu.

We are one of the best travel agents in Gorakhpur. For any question please call us at our given contact number on the website.

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Muktinath Darshan Yatra in Nepal

MUKTINATH DARSHAN YATRA

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Muktinath is Sanskrit name, this words separation two word Mukti & Nath. Mukti mean Salvation and  Nath  mean god and Nirvana. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha( freedom) from the cycle of birth and rebirth. It is belief of the Hindus that this world is “MAYA” (an illusion) and the earliest one gets out of it the better and muktinath darshan will help them achieve that goal. Since then it called Muktinath (Muktinath darshan).

 

 


 

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The Muktinath temple (Muktinath Darshan)
Muktinath is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. The Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu where as Buddhists regard as Buddha.


 

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Attraction while Muktinath Darshan.

Muktidahara: Behind the temple there are 108 waterspouts (Dhara) name of “Muktidhara”. The 108 faucets in the shape of a head of a bull, closely arranged in a semi-circle with a gap of hardly a foot between the faucets, at a height of seven feet. The water from Gandaki River continuously flowing through the mouth of the bull. Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” believing that it brings them salvation.


 

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Kunda: In front of MuktinathTemple there are 2 Kunda (Water pond), It called Saraswoti & Laxmi Kunda, Where holy dip is believed it can  wash away negative karma, the results of one’s past negative actions.

 

 


 

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Jwalamai Temple: Continuously burning flame “Jwala Mai Temple” sound of flowing river is situated south of Muktinath Temple. The Jwala 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. Hindu believes that this miracle of fire lighting was offering made by Brahma, Hindus worship the fire as Jwala Mai (Lit. Goddess of fire).


 

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Sri Murthy Mahatma: This is the only place on earth where you can find all five elements from which everything is made, according to the Buddhist and Hindu tradition: fire, water, sky, earth and air at the same place together in their own and distinct from this place is near Jwala Devi temple.

Swaminarayan:  One Hindu Guru connected to Muktinath is Lord Shri Swaminarayan, Satguru of Sabij Yoga, the goal of which is the realization of and service to God Supreme. At the end of the 18th century this Satguru practiced severe penance in Muktinath for two and a half months and attained the highest degree of proficiency in Nishkamrat.

Shaligrama: Another attraction for the pilgrimage is the River kali Gandaki from where one can collect fossils of the Jurassic park age. These fossils can be had from the local people at a price.  It is supposed to be symbol of Lord Vishnu.

Gomba Samba, a newly built monastery with main deities Sakyamuni, Chingresig and situated at left from entrance gate of Muktinath temple complex, would be worth it.

There are many ways one can travel, depending on time and budget:-

Starting From Pokhara to Jomsom:
By Flight: Pokhara to Jomsom by air in about 25 minutes
By Trek: Pokhara to Nayapool by vehicle then do the 7/8 days trek to Jomsom,
By Jeep: Pokhara to Beni to Ghasa, via Tato pani, Marpha, Tukuche  to Jomsom-140 km  about  10-12 hrs.

Starting from Jomsom To Muktinath
By treks:
  Walk to Kagbeni to Jharkot to Muktinath in about 7-8 hours.
By Transport: Go by local rented motorbike with driver & by Jeep in about 2.30 hrs.
By Horse: Go by a local rented horse in about 7/8 hrs.

By Helicopter
1. Kathmandu to Muktinath in about 1.30 hrs
2. Pokhara to Muktinath in about 45 minutes

Season:
The most suitable time for Muktinath Darshan from March to May & October. In November & February it can be cold, but you can travel. December and January are for the diehard & snowfall in the all of area 4 to 10 ft. June to September is raining season. As the weather conditions would not be safe enough to travel in other months.

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Muktinath Darshan yatra

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