Manakamana Temple

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Manakamana Temple

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  1. The Manakamana Temple situated in the Gorkha district of Nepal is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati.
  2. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. 
  3. Venerated since the 17th century, it is believed that Goddess Manakamana grants the wishes of all those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine to worship her.
  4. It lies 12 km south of the town Gorkha. 
  5. The temple is located on a distinguished ridge 1,302 metres (4,272 ft) above sea level and overlooks the river valleys of Trisuli in the south and Marsyangdi in the west. 
  6. The Manaslu- Himachali and Annapurna ranges can be viewed to the north of the temple. 
  7. The temple is approximately a 140 kilometres (87 mi) from Kathmandu and can also be reached via bus east from Pokhara in around three to four hours.

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