Manakamana Temple

On a beautiful ridge south-east of the township of Gorkha lies the holy temple of Manakamana, the holy goddess of aspirations. This temple is thought to be one of the manifestations of the Hindu goddesses Bhagwati. People faith the devi fulfills all aspirations and wishes of her devotees, thus call it wish fulfilling deity. The devi in fact rewards her devotes on reaching the shrine in both spiritual and physical exhilaration.The temple area owes a quite a small bazaar with good views, mid climate and plenty of interesting walks down deep valleys and terraced fields. It is now bustling bazaar that has grown rapidly. Temple is easily accessible in about 10 minutes by cable car.  The cable car station lies in Kurintar which is 105km west of Kathmandu. Manakamana is a four hour walk from Abukhaireni on Kathmandu-Pokhara highway.Manakamana is facilitated with a number of hotels and lodges from average to luxurious.

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