Muktinath is one of the scared places for both Buddhists and Hindus. It is a standout amongst the most frequented and well-known journey spots of the Himalayan Nation which lies in the Mustang district of Nepal and is 13000ft above the sea level. It is a fine example of how two religions can share the same holy place for their worship with mutual support and respect.
People go for Mukthinath Yathra with the thought of getting rid of their sins just by having a glimpse of the holy place. Devotees reach here from far places to worship. The primary fascination of this temple is the three-story conventional Nepalese style temple of Lord Muktinath. It is located at the base of the Mountain Throng la which is such a quiet and pleasant place. The scenic view of the whole kali Gandaki valley just below the Muktinath is even more enticing. This is the only place where the both Buddhist and Hindu came to worship and get inner satisfaction.
Apart from the temple, there are other attractions too, which you can visit in your Mukthinath Yathra, such as the 108 waterspouts and the temple which has a miraculous fire. Travelers barely bath in those waterspouts because of the extremely cold spout but some people might drink a few drops of water from each one of them or carry it with them back to their home. People believe that after taking bath in this spout, if the person pays his/her regards to the deity he/she will get the salvation.
The roof of the temple is made up of copper and has a glided pinnacle with an umbrella. Inside the temple, you can see images of Laxmi, Vishnu, Garuda and Saraswati made of bronze. Lord Vishnu as Lokwshwar is also worshiped by the Buddhists.
The wind bells are below the roofs of the temple. Since the temple is designed in the Nepalese style, it has lattice windows and carved trusts. The door facing the west side is considered as the most decorated door. In front of the temple, there are two main prayer wheels, which keep on moving 24 hours by the current generated by the 108 waterspouts. Mostly the deities are worshiped each day in the morning and evening by the unmarried local girls as well as by the priest. Several pilgrims go for Mukthinath Yathra every year, from India as well as from Nepal. The temple has a blue flame at the floor lever which continues to burn by natural gas.
The temple has several names including the Goddess of Fire, Jawai Mai, and Nying-Ma-Pa named by the Tibetans. They also believe that the Tibetan Buddhism founder stopped on his way to Tibet to mediate at Muktinath. The area has several Buddhist Monasteries but amongst them Narasingha Gumba is the most important one. It is additionally called the place of salivation as most of the Hindus perform the ritual of Shradha, with the belief that their predecessors will finally get the salvation, on the bank of Kagbeni River.
This is a lifetime experience and you will definitely love the place and will enjoy the feeling of peace at the temple.