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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 golden and tall enough to compare with a man. The depicts metal statues of lord Vishnu, goddess Laxmi, Saraswoti, Janaki, Garuda, Lav-Kush and Sapta Rishis.
In 1815, the Nepali Queen Subarna Prabha initiated the building of the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu and Chenrezig at Muktinath- Chumig Gyatsa. She also considered Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa Salagrama.
The central shrine of Muktinath is Chumig Gyatsa. We consider it as one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas. Moreover, people know it as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras also they say it has risen on its own. Thus, the other seven are 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.