Muktinath

The famous temple of Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated on a high mountainside. During the festival of Janai Poornima, Hindu devotees gather at this spot to pay homage to Lord Muktinath. About one hundred meters to the south of the temple of different gods and goddesses are enshrined. On the grounds of the temple are three holes from which flames shoot forth continually. Since ancient times, these divine flames of ‘Jwala’ have been worshipped as Jwaladevi (the goddess of flame).