Thursday, October 4, 2012

Nepal pilgrimage sites

Nepal is several  ancient pilgrimage sites. Each temple is attached to a legend or belief that glorifies the miraculous powers of its deity. Kathmandu Valley is home to the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath  Stupa, Swayambhu Stupa,Budhanilkantha  and several other famous temples. Hundreds of famous temples are located in and around the Kathmandu Valley.

Some well-known pilgramage sites are situated in east  such as Barah Chhetra,Buda subba, dantakali , Halesi Mahadev, Janakpur Ram Janaki temple, Pathibhara, Tengboche Monastry.

 Manakaman, Gorkhakali, Gorkhanath baba , Lumbini, Muktinath, Gosainkunda, Tansen, in Central Nepal. Famoues goddess of  Swargadwari, Khaptad Ashram in West of Nepal.

Nepal is also the Gateway to Kailash Mansarovar, the mythical abode of Lord Shiva. Devotees from various parts of Nepal and India throng the temples during special festivals. Even though weak infrastructure renders some places hard to reach, efforts are being made on national level to develop and promote some popular sites.
Pilgrimage sites of Nepal like Muktinath and Gosainkunda make popular trekking destinations. Tours to these sites are encouraged for the novelty they provide in terms of nature and culture. 

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