Muktinath Temple

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Muktinath Temple

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  1. Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in 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.
  2. Within Hinduism, it is called Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of liberation or moksh". 
  3. This temple is considered to be 106th among the available 108 Divya Desam (premium temples) considered sacred by the Sri Vaishnava sect.
  4. 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.
  5. The temple is very small. 
  6. Muktinath is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. 
  7. The murti is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man. 
  8. The prakaram (outer courtyard) has 108 bull faces through which water is poured. 
  9. The sacred water that flows in 108 pipes around the temple complex denotes all the sacred Pushkarini waters (Temple Tanks) from all the 108 Sri Vaishnava Divya Desams, where the devotees take their sacred bath even in freezing temperatures. 
  10. The worship is conducted by Buddhists, with a Buddhist monk present. 
  11. A local nun manages the pujas (prayer rituals) in the temple. 
  12. The Muktinath Temple is considered to be a Shakti Peetha for a yatra. 
  13. It is one of the 108 Siddhpeeth & is named Mahadevi. 
  14. Shakti Peethas are sacred abodes of Shakti, formed by the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi, when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered.
  15. 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.

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