Muktinath is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. Mukti and Nath forms the word Muktinath. “Mukti” means “Salvation or Nirvana” and “Nath” mean “God or Master”. Much as the Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Mukti Holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub-continent. Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu where as Buddhists regard as Buddha. Furthermore Muktinath temple is in shape of Pagoda. People dedicate it to Lord Vishnu. The statue is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man . And The Statue is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man.
Consequently the building in 1815 of the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu and Chenrezig at Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa . The Nepali Queen Subarna Prabha initiated the building. She consideres Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa Salagrama.
In addition the central shrine of Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa is considered one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras and It is said to have risen on its own, the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar and Badrinath. It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines and There is an old Buddhist monk present in the temple while the Buddhist nuns conduct the worship.
Especially relevant it is that one should visit this temple after completing pilgrimage of four special religious sites, Chardham Yatra of India; You must visit Muktinath once.
What to see in Muktinath?
Behind the temple there are 108 waterspouts (Dhara) name of “Muktidhara” and 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. 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.The origin of deity is from western part of Nepal. It has helped to make this area as center of Tourist attraction and In Janai Purnima Buddhist’s Yar tang Mala celebrated here finally.
Almost in front of MuktinathTemple there are 2 Kunda (Water pond) and It called Saraswoti & Laxmi Kunda, Where holy dip is believed it can wash away negative karma and the results of one’s past negative actions.
Furthermore after completing prayer and puja at the temple a visit to Mharme Lha Khang Gomba, the monastery dedicated to Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) with his huge image situated to the North of Muktinath Temple.
Much as continuously burning flame “Jwala Mai Temple” and sound of flowing river is at 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. Currently two flames are continuously burning. Hindu believes that this miracle of fire lighting was offering made by Brahma, Hindus worship the fire as Jwala Mai (Lit. Goddess of fire). The Buddhist called Dhola Mebar. Gomba Samba, a newly built monastery with main deities Sakyamuni, Chingresig and Guru Rimpoche situated at left from entrance gate of Muktinath temple complex, would be worth it.
Sri Murthy Mahatma
Most of all 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.
According to Sri Vaishnava philosophy it is considered to be one of the Divya desam (108 in total) or holy places of worship of Lord Vishnu praised by Alwars in a compilation called the Nalayira Divya Prabandha.It is said that one has to be gifted to get the darshan of Lord Sri Murthi and Goddess Sri Devi Thayaar.
First of all One Hindu Guru connected to Muktinath is Lord Shri Swaminarayan, Satguru of Sabij Yoga. Almost 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. Therefore attained the highest degree of proficiency in Nishkamrat . While in 2003 his followers funded the new wall around Muktinath and raised a small monument for him at Muktinath
Another attraction for the pilgrimage is the River kali Gandaki . Furthermore, from where one can collect fossils of the Jurassic park age. Most of all one may find a fossil within a few minutes or it may take hours and without success. However, you can buy these fossils from the local people at a price. Shaligram, a black stone fossil if found . Furthermore we consider it sacred and we keep in pooja (prayer) room in the house. And Seems like it is symbol of Lord Vishnu
Furthermore the monastery has main deities Sakyamuni, Chingresig and Most noteworthy it is from entrance gate of Muktinath temple complex.