A Holy Temple For Buddhists And Hindus
Muktinath temple (Muktinath Temple Mukti Nath) is located at an altitude of 3,880 at the base of Thorong La mountain, Mustang, Nepal. Moreover, people know this place for salvation and understood it as one of the most ancient temples in recorded history. Certainly, the Muktinath temple is understood as the Avalokitesvara which translates to Bodhisattva of compassion. Additionally, Muktinath is one of the revered tantric places. For example, if Nepal is in your mind, capturing the Muktinath temple is essential. Though, Muktinath temple is small yet has all that the soul needs to see, feel, embrace, and absorb.
A Place Of Rest For Many Divine Beings
- Shri Mukti Narayana ( Lord Vishnu – The main Idol)
- Goddess Saraswati
- Goddess Sita
- Garuda ( mount of Lord Vishnu)
- Earth Goddess Bhoodevi ( A form of Maa Lakhsmi)
- Sapta Rishi ( the seven sages created by Brahma)
- Lava Kusa ( Luv and Kush- two sons of Ram and Sita)
A Briefly Look Into Muktinath Temple
Buddhist address Muktinath temple as ‘Chumig Gyatsa’ which translates to ‘Hundred Water’. People believe that Goddess Dakinis as (‘sky goers of sky dancer’) energies balance the yin yang of the devotees here. Goddess Dakinis assist the devotees to take actions that can take one a step closer to enlightenment. There can be a thesis written on Dakini Power which is basically a power within every being. The Devotees consciously or unconsciously merge with Goddess Dakinis’ power at Muktinath temple. Buddhists also worship Yidam. Yidam mainly means to acknowledge one owns own being as an enlightening human. On the other hand, Dakinis is the out layer within the Yidam of every soul. There are four energies that Buddhists revere at Muktinath Temple i.e. Pacifier, Enricher, Magnetizer, and Destroyer. Adding more, Buddhist believe that their Guru Rimpoche also called Padmasambhava meditated in Muktinath Temple Mukti Nath.
The Place Of Salvation
Hindus call Muktinath temple Mukti Kshetra meaning the place of salvation. The Muktinath temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Also, Vaishnava tradition practitioners also hold the Muktinath temple as very important. Vaishnava is a practice that incorporates Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smaratha ideologies. The Vishnu shrine was established in Muktinath temple, one of the sacred places known as Svayam Vyakta Kshetras. The other seven beings are Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar, and Badrinath. Everyone believes that Lord Brahma hosted a grand ceremony called ‘Yogrup Yagya’. After that, HE was blessed with the power of creation. The three cosmic functionaries Brahma Vishnu and Maheswari were present in the Yagya. Therefore it is how the three Gods became Muktinath (Muktinath Temple Mukti Nath).
DID YOU KNOW
Lord Vishnu Shrine is made in a pagoda-style.
Muktinath Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desam (Divine + Place)
Muktinath Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peetha goddess sites (Shakti + place)
There are two Kunda (ponds) outside the Muktinath Temple.
Buddhist chant ‘Om Svabhava Shuddo’ while worshiping Yidam.
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