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  • Muktinath Tour Package Ex Kathmandu

    Muktinath is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley (behind of the Grate Himalayan) at aaltitude of 3,800 meters, on the way Annapurna Trekking  route ,Mustang, Nepal. Mukti Kshetra (51 shakti pitham )which literally means the "place of liberation or moksha" or where the temple of Muktinath is situated, is mentioned in the Hindu Scriptures such as the Ramayana, Barah Purana and Skanda Purana. There are 108 sacred water spouts (springs) where pilgrims take a ritual bath. Nearby is a temple called Jwala Mai considered sacred and worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. An eternal blue flame keeps burning in the temple.
  • Every year thousand of Hindus devotes comes to this Temple from around the world. This Temple is one of the famous holy places for Hindus & Buddies , so every year thousand of tourist visits this Temple. In this temple there is mix in culture Hindu God & Buddies priest (Jhum- buddies lady monk Aani ). Jhuma ( Priest) of this Temple is not allowed to marry.
  • The place partly owes its fame to the fossil stones, called Shaligram - considered holy by Hindus - found along the Kali Gandaki River. The fossil stones are said to represent Lord Vishnu in stone form. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is simple in architecture and built in pagoda style. It is believed to have been constructed at the beginning of the 19th century. As the idol of Vishnu is considered to date from the 16th century.Many Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the site to worship Lord Vishnu . Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means 'Hundred Waters'. Although the temple is has a Vaishnava origin, it is also revered in Buddhism.

  • The Muktinath Temple as a Shakti Peetha
    The Muktinath Temple Muktinath Yatra Nepat Tourism is considered as a Shakti Peetha. Shakti Peethas are sacred abode of Shakti formed due to the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi, when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered. There are 51 Shakti Peethas revered by Shaktism connecting them to the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit. Each Shakti Peetha has a Shakti shrine and a Bhairava shrine in the temple. The "Shakti" of Muktinath Shrine is addressed as "Gandaki Chandi" and the "Bhairava" as "Chakrapani". Sati Devi's temple on the forehead is believed to have fallen here. The mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati's self immolation had immense significance in strengthening Shaktism.Sati Devi immolates herself in this mythology. This mythology is the story behind Shakti Peethas.

    Attraction of Muktinath
    Kunda:
    In front of MuktinathTemple 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.

    Mukti Dhara:
    Around the temple is a wall from the temple which there are 108 waterspouts (Dhara) name of “Muktidhara”. The 108 faucets in the cast in the shape of bulls' heads, pour fourth-sacred water 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. Pilgrims who visit the temple take a holy bath in each of these spouts. But as the water is ice cold it requires burning desire and courage to take a holy bath here. Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” believing that it brings them salvation. It is also believed that the deity was originated from Jumla,far western part of Nepal. It has helped to make this area as center of Tourist attraction. In Janai Purnima Buddhist’s Yar tang Mala celebrated here.

    Jwala Mai Temple:
    Even more sacred is the water that issues from rock inside the ancient Tibetan style “Jwala Mai Temple” sound of flowing river is situated south and a short distance below the of Muktinath Temple. Inside this Gompa, behind a tattered curtain, are small natural gas jest that produce Continuously burning flame, 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. Currently two flames are continuously burning. The Hindu believes that this miracle of fire lighting was offering made by Brahma himself , (the creator of universe) set water on fire. Hindus worship the fire as Jwala Mai (Lit. Goddess of fire). The Buddhist believe that Padmasambhav, the great Indian master who inducted Tantric Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet, meditated at this place. The Buddhist living will show foot prints which they say are those of the great master. They called it Dhola Mebar Gompa.The holy flame alongside a spring that is the source of the religious importance of Muktinath. It is often possible to see Tibetan woman with elaborate turquoise embedded headdresses, engaged in devotion at these shrine.

    Mharme Lha Khang Gompa:
    After completing prayer and puja at the temple a visit to Mharme Lha Khang Gomba is situated to the North of Muktinath Temple. Mharme Lha Khang is translates as thousand holy lamps. As this monastery dedicated to Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) with his huge clay image is placed center of altar along with bon deities: red Trakpo at right side and blue singe Doma at left side. Since Singe doma is lion headed deity, Hindu worships as Narasimha and name of monastry Narsingh Gompa
    Gomba Samba, a "newly built monastery". It is believed that founder of this monastery Syandol Lama came from Tibet. Originally this monastery was a big hostel for monks that later collapsed and people of Khinga and Jharkot jointly reconstructed it. The main deities monastries are Sakyamuni, Chingresig and Guru Rimpoche. The monastery is situated at left from entrance gate of Muktinath temple complex, would be worth it.

    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 Nishkamvrat. In 2003 his followers funded the new wall around Muktinath and raised a small monument for him at Muktinath.

    Shaligram:
    Another attraction for the pilgrimage is the River kali Gandaki from where one can collect fossils of the Jurassic park age. One may find a fossil within a few minutes or it may take hours and without success. However, these fossils can be had from the local people at a price. Shaligram, a black stone fossil if found, is considered sacred and is kept in pooja (prayer) room in the house. It is supposed to be symbol of Lord Vishnu.

    The temple and the religious shrine of Muktinath are about 90m in elevation above Ranipauwa.The Buddhist nuns take care of cultural heritage inside Muktinath temple. Photography and filming of deities inside Temple and Monasteries is strictly prohibited. There are no hotels and the temple committee does not allow camping.

    Around Places:The Muktinath valley has seven historic famous places Putak, Jhong, Chhyokhar, Purang Jharkot and Khinga. Ranipauwa (Lit. Queen Pilgrims hostel the name of Subarna Prabha Devi) is new settlement village founded by people of Purang. There are many monasteries and Gompa around the Muktinath temple. 

    Once Pilgrimage journey made to this holy Muktinath, holy dip in the Kunda and bath beneath of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and to fulfill your wishes.
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·         Highlights

  1. Muktinath is viewed as to be the 105th Divya Desam amongst the existing 108 Divya Desam that are measured holy by the Sri Vaishnava faction.
  2. Muktinath is one of the ancient Hindu Temples of Lord Vishnu.
  3. The Temple of God is made up of gold and it is important enough to be evaluated with a man.
  4. Beautiful views of the Annapurna mountain range, Dhoaulagiri and Nilgiri Himal and Dhyampus Peak.
  5. The outer courtyard (prakaram) contains 108 bull-headed spouts through which holy water is poured.

 

·         Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu Airport, Pick-up & transfer to the hotel. Evening tour briefing & leisure. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

  1. Meals Included Dinner only
  2. Activities: Tour Briefing
  3. Transport By: Overland

Day 02: Kathmandu Temple Tour
Morning after breakfast, full day to explore holiness of the city & visit temples like Pashupatinath Temple, Guheshwori Temple (Shakti Peetham), Budhanilkantha (Jal Narayan) & Shwambhu Nath Temple etc. Evening free for leisure or own activity. dinner & overnight at Hotel.

  1. Meals Included Dinner only
  2. Activities: Pashupatinath Ji, Guheshwori & Budhanilkantha Temple Darshan
  3. Transport By: Overland

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (By Road)
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel & Drive to Pokhara Via Manakamana Temple. After Drive to Pokhara via Manakamana Temple(15 Minute by cable car- ropeway ride up to Hill) O/N Pokhara.(200km).On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Spare your remaining day to enjoy scenic beauty of Pokhara, enjoy boat ride at Phewa Lake. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

  1. Meals Included Breakfast & Dinner only
  2. Activities: Local sightseeing & Manakamana Temple Darshan
  3. Transport By: Overland

Day 04: Pokhara – Jomsom - Muktinath – Jomsom
Early at morning board the flight to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath Temple. There is small flight which takes approx. 20 Minutes. One will get time for Darshan, Pooja & holi bath at 108 Tap etc. Later drive back to Hotel, Dinner & Overnight Hotel halt in Jomsom.

  1. Meals Included Breakfast & Dinner only
  2. Activities: Local sightseeing & Muktinath Darshan
  3. Transport By: Overland & Flight

Day 05: Jomsom - Pokhra
Early morning flight back to Pokhara, half day pokhara sightseeing tour David fall, Bindavasini temple, Madhev cave etc. Dinner & overnight stay at Pokhara.

  1. Meals Included Breakfast & Dinner only
  2. Activities: Local sightseeing & rest
  3. Transport By: Overland & Flight

Day 06: Pokhara – Kathmandu (By Road)
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel & drive to Kathmandu. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. day free for local sightseeing, visiting monuments & shopping etc. Local sightseeing includes Patan Durbar Squire, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Squire etc. Evening for shopping or leisure. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

  1. Meals Included Breakfast & Dinner only
  2. Activities: Kathmandu Local Sightseeing
  3. Transport By: Overland.

Day 07: Departure from Kathmandu
After a leisurely breakfast, check out from hotel. Get assistance for transfer to airport. Depart for home or next destination rejuvenated with the blessings of Pashupati Nath Ji…. Services Terminates…

  1. Meals IncludedBreakfast only
  2. Activity Check-out for Kathmandu Airport
  3. Transport: Overland