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Pilgrimages and Temples of Nepal


1. Pilgrimages and Temples associated with Lord Shiva:


1. Pashupatinath:

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu district, Nepal Pashupatinath (Kathmandu district, Nepal):
Lord Pashupati

Greatness: A famous temple of Lord Shiva.

Sacred Geography: River Bagmati flows through Kathmandu.

Puranic References:


2. Pilgrimages and Temples associated with Devi:


1. Guhyeshwari:

Devi Guhyeshwari Temple, Kathmandu district, Nepal Guhyeshwari (Kathmandu district, Nepal):
Devi Guhyeshwari

Greatness: Shakti Peetha identified with Nepala Shakti Peetha. The Janu (Knee) of Devi had fallen here. The Devi is known as Mahamaya and the Bhairava is called Kapali.

Sacred Geography: River Bagmati flows through Kathmandu.

Puranic References: Peetha Nirnaya Tantra


3. Pilgrimages and Temples associated with Lord Vishnu:


1. Muktinath: (3710 m)

Muktinath Temple, Mustang district, Nepal Muktinath (3710 m) (Mustang district, Nepal):
Sri Mukti Narayana

Greatness:
Swayam Vyakta Kshetra.
Divya Desam (Thirusalagramam).
Shakti Peetha identified with Gandaki Shakti Peetha. The Ganda (Cheek) of Devi had fallen here. The Devi is known as Gandaki Chandi and the Bhairava is called Chakrapani.

Sacred Geography: Muktinath Valley at the base of Thorong La mountain pass. River Gandaki flows through Muktinath which is the source of Shaligrama Shila.

Puranic References: Peetha Nirnaya Tantra (About Shakti Peetha).



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