Muktinath is one of the 108 Divya Desam and prominent temple of Lord Vishnu located at a height of nearly 12000 feet in Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang of Nepal. It is one of the Char Dham Kshetras in Nepal with Baraha Kshetra,Pashupat Kshetra, Ruhu Kshetera and are famous in Nepal. The temple has great importance in both Hindus and Buddhists. Gandaki Mahatyam of Vishnupuram narrated the story of Mukthinath. Mukthinath considered being the divine place of worship Lord Vishnu and it is believed to have gift of God for the divine presence of Lord Vishnu in Mukthinath. Lord Vishnu with Goddess Sri Devi and Bhudevi are believed to give Mukthi and it is so called as Mukthinath. Mukthinath is one of the 108 Divya Desams praised by Alwars. There are idols of Goda Devi and Ramunaja installed by Sri Sri Sri Satakopa Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji.


Mukthinath known as Mukthi Kshetra means the place of liberation (moksh). This place is close to the village of Ranipauwa and house of Saligram shila form of Lord Vishnu considered to be the naturally available. The temple has Vaishnav origin and is sacred in Buddhism because Guru Padmasambhava meditated there for some time. For Tibetan Buddhists, the Shrine is an important place. The temple considered as Siddha Peeth named Mahadevi or Devibhagwat. The Gandaki river flows down from Mukthinath in which Saligrams available.

As per the boon given by Lord Vishnu, Gandaki born as river in her next birth and Vishnu continue to be born in the river as Saligramas. The colour of Saligram represent the form of Lord Vishnu white for Vasudeva, black for Vishnu, green for Narayana, blue for Krishna, Golden and reddish yellow for Narasimha and Yellow for Vamana. They found in various shapes of conch and chakra and the symbol of Vishnu. 

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