Muktinath: A Sacred Location Route to Annapurna Circuit Treks

Muktinath: A Sacred Location Route to Annapurna Circuit Treks

 

Annapurna Circuit treks are an breath taking routes to explore Nepal, it gives us access to remote and enchanting places around the Himalayas. The true bliss en- route is #Muktinath Yatra, a sacred site on the way to #Annapurna Circuit treks with great religious and spiritual significance to both Hindus and Buddhists.

 
Muktinath is also known as  Mukti Kshetra – meaning  “place of salvation” – by the followers of Hinduism, while Buddhists call it a “Chumbing Gyatsa”, with an inherent meaning “Hundred Waters” which gives relevance to 108 sprouts. The location is a small shrine i.e., central temple, Sri Muktinath
 
 
 
                                   Source : Muktinath photo cortesy Ms.Eva Philedelphia

Muktinath by Helicopter is known to have spiritual significate as is known as one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas / #Vaishnu Followers and also known as one of the oldest Hindu temples for lord Vishnu. The temple’s gold murti / idol (means for the Hindus it denote & represent the divinity, typically made from wood or metal,  stone, through which the divinity is worshipped) is recognised by Buddhists to be a manifestation of the #Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. The temple by its tradition of years is taken care by Buddhist nuns following the lineage of Lama Wangyal and it is a site of great spiritual significance. The place have significance because of #Guru Rinpoche, The founder of Tibetan Buddhism, it is said to have stopped at Muktinath and meditated. For #trekkers and on Annapurna Circuit treks, Muktinath is therefore an excellent opportunity to feel the overlapping culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
 
The mustang region is blessed with the  Kali Gandaki River that is  a source of black ammonite fossils, also known as saligrams, it is also backed with the story of Vishnu in the fossil form . It is worshipped as manifestations of Vishnu. The region have manifestation of #“Panchtatva”  i.e., all five elements essential for the mankind – fire, water, air sky and earth– can be found in varying and unique form which the virtual visitor can feel.
 

Annapurna Circuit treks take visitors also take pilgrims to one of the most important religious site nestled in the Himalayas. There are several other local deity temples en route the# trek combining the beautiful surroundings and capturing the picturesque view of Annapurna Circuit.

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