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Muktinath Excursion Tour
It is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. This Pagoda style Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu where as Buddhists regard as Buddha. The main shrine of it is a pagoda – shaped temple which is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. The statue is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man. The depicts metal statues of lord Vishnu, goddess Laxmi, Saraswoti, Janaki, Garuda, Lava-Kush and Sapta Rishis.
The Nepali Queen Subarna Prabha who also considered Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa Salagrama initiated the building in 1815 of the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu and Chenrezig at Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa.
The central shrine of Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa, considered as one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras also 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. There is also an old Buddhist monk present in the temple for conducting the worship.Buddhist nuns concuct all the worship .
Here in the early 19th century the Hindus consecrated a Vishnu temple and named as Muktinath – Lord of Liberation. Against a backdrop of incredible starkness you can sit and stare to the south the snow covered Annapurna range, or to the north the Tibetan plateau.