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Manakamana Temple


Hello! Welcome to the Manakamana Temple.

The sacred Manakamana Temple is situated in the holy land of brave Gorkhas, surrounded by the Gandaki, Marsyangdi, and Daraundi rivers from three sides. Located at an altitude of 1500 meters of the highest Mahabharata range and 1,302 meters above sea level, this temple is a place where people’s wishes come true. The temple offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, Manaslu, and Machapuchare Himalayan ranges, which makes people feel like they are in heaven. Surrounded by green forests and fed by rivers, streams, and clean air, the environment here is truly enchanting.

Legends and Story of Manakamana

            According to the legend, Mankamana is considered as the primordial image after the death of Lilavati (Vishnavati), consort of King Ram Shah of Gorkha. According to the legend, like Siddha Gorakhnath, both King Ram Shah and Maharani had divine power and Siddha Lakhan Thapa used to be present while serving them. It is also believed that Gorakhnath, Maharani Lilavati and Siddha Lakhan Thapa used to meet at different places and practice joint power.

            After the untimely demise of King Ram Shah for unknown reasons, Queen Lilavati decided to become Sati by immolating herself in her husband’s pyre. Sati refers to a practice of a widow sacrificing herself after her husband’s death – either on his pyre or separately. There was a practice of Sati Pratha in Nepal until Chandra Shamsher abolished it in 1977 B.S. When Siddha Lakhan Thapa knew about queen’s decision of becoming Sati after her husband’s demise, he said “Whom shall I serve now?” and started sobbing in front of the queen. Right before her departure, the queen assured Siddha Lakhan Thapa by saying, “Have faith, I will give you a visitsoon.”

            After some time, there was a rumor that a local farmer named Dhandeu Gurung in Kafyak Danda while plowing the field got stuck on a rock and when he looked at the rock, he was surprised to see blood and milk flowing from the spot where the rock was struck by the plough. Astonished, he shared this incident among villagers, and as per the instructions of Siddha Lakhan Thapa, who had felt the realization of the divine manifestation of Mata-Manakamana based on the queen’s promise before her demise, he established a shrine at the same spot, and locals started referring to Manakamana as “Mai-Than,” meaning “Mother’s Place.”

            In the Vedic era, the worship of natural, visualized powers as an invincible source was prevalent, and this tradition developed into a form where the imagination of gods and goddess started being dominant and the tales of historical heroes were incorporated into the worship. People, when troubled by various calamities, started seeking solace in the belief of power and started engaging themselves in worshipping the power. Even the kings of Shah Dynasty of Gorkha are believed to have worshipped Shaktipithas to strengthen their kingdom.

            Before King Prithvi Narayan Shah’s conquest of Kathmandu, he had made a vow in Manakamana which he had forgotten due to the war. After a certain time, there was unrest in the village and disturbance in people’s social life which was believed to be an omen of Mata Manakamana’s anger due to Prithivi Narayan Shah’s failure to fulfill his promise made to Mata Manakamana. To settle this unrest and chaos, villagers came to the conclusion of offering human sacrifice to Mata Manakamana. To settle this unrest and for the establishment of peace tantrik gubhajus (Tantrik Gurus/Teachers), through the divine power of Mohini, created a childlike figure and its sacrifice was offered to the goddess. After this sacrificial rites, it is believed to have contributed to bringing tranquility and establishment of peace in the village. As a symbol of establishment of peace after the above mentioned sacrificial rite, special Barshabandhan Puja is conducted from Kartik Sudhi Chaturdashi upto Magh Sudhi Panchami every year.              

            In Manakamana, daily regular worship and twice-yearly Barshabandhan Puja are conducted. The daily worship is carried out by the local Lhayo Thapa Magar, while the barshabandhan Puja is conducted by the Ghubajus (Gurus) of Kathmandu’s Jwabahal and Bajrayani Bajracharya from Buddhist tradition. This Barshabandhan Puja is also referred to as Parva Puja. Currently, the Guthiyars and Guthi Sansthan of Manakamana manage the organization of the Barshabandhan Puja.

Structure of the Temple

            At some point, a long time ago, worship of a stone as Mai-Than in the vicinity of a forest as a form of Goddess Deurali or Bandurga used to be practiced. However, today’s Mankamana temple complex fascinates everyone. In the year 2075 (2018 AD), the temple was renovated with windows, doors and tundals carved in wooden architectural style. Likewise, the walls were built with clay bricks connected with lime and addition of about nineteen kilograms of gold (molamwaa) has brightened and enhanced the temple’s ambiance.

            This two storey Manakamana Temple with golden roof and Gajur (pinnacle) is under a tall Sunakhari Champak tree of about 250 years old. This two storey Pagoda styled Manakamana temple, with its height of about 13 meters, is constructed of brick, stone, bajra (a mixture of lime, surki and sand) along with artistic Agrakha wood. Bakeshwar temple and Mankamana temple are also included in the list of temples built during the reign of Prithvipati Shah, about 350 years ago. The temple is 7 meters long and 7 meters wide, and the exterior of this temple is made of dachi and the interior is made of ordinary brick.

            The entrance of the temple is attractive with gold leaf. Likewise, there is an inscription of Surbir Rana of 1859 B.S. On the Aankhijyal of both sides of the door, there are figures of skeletons and Shivagans (Soldiers of Lord Shiva). Likewise, there are idols of Ganesh and Kumar on the right and left of the door and the goddess above. Above the goddess is a pylon with Ashtamatrika, Garuda, Naga, Pari, etc. The temple has windows on three sides (east, west and north) and has a door on the south. This temple, with its unique architecture and significance as a place where wishes come true, is well-known both nationally and internationally.

Connection with Machhindranath

            Just as Manakamana, Gorakhnath, and Ghubaju have been related above, similar connections are also established with Machhindranath in Kathmandu’s Newar community. These narratives tell us that, during the reign of the Lichchhavi King Narendra Dev, Siddha Gorakhnath resided divinely in his palace premises in Kathmandu, with all the serpents under his command and sat in divine meditation, so it did not rain for twelve years. After there was no way to break Gorakhnath’s meditation, his Guru Machhindranath was brought to Kathmandu from Assam by a Tantric Guvaju as well as Buddhist Bajracharya.

            When he knew that Machhindranath had arrived, his meditation was distracted and the snakes were able to escape, so there was rainfall in Kathmandu and thus, he is considered as the god of rain as well as the god of food crops. While bringing him to Kathmandu, he was brought along with an urn of Sankata so that he does not have to face any problems on the way. After knowing that the temple was built for Machhindranath, Sankata did not want to go back and thus Sankata was also kept on the top floor of the same temple.

            In Kathmandu, the temple of Sankata and Karunamaya is the same. The statue of Karunamaya is placed on the lower floor and the statue of Sankata is placed on the upper floor. As the temple of Sankata in Kathmandu is famous, it witnesses a large number of devotees. Since the time of Machhindranath, who has a connection with Manakamana, Sankata, and Siddha Gorakhnath, the Newar community of Kathmandu has been faithfully worshipping these shaktipeeths, which has led to the perception of Manakamana as a goddess of immense power. Presently, Manakamana has become a center of devotion for people from all over the country and sometimes even for the devotees from neighboring India, establishing itself as a symbol of their faith.

Faith upon Manakamana

            The name of the goddess, Manakamana, signifies fulfilling the desires of the heart. This is the first reason Manakamana Bhagwati has become a significant center of devotion for many followers. Manakamana, the goddess that fulfills one’s heart’s desire, is not religious blindness. Faith is not weighed based on rewards and evidence, but the fulfillment of one’s desires of the heart by the grace of the goddess must have been coupled with the efforts and deeds of the diligent devotees as well. Furthermore, it is said that the devotees who come to visit Mankamana come again and again after coming once.

            Another reason is the geographical beauty of the place where Mankamana Bhagwati is located, giving the feeling that the abode of Aradhyadevi was somewhere here and still is. The pleasant climate with open mountains surrounding this land from all four sides, the warm sunrise in the morning during the winter season and the constant cool breeze blowing in the summer months are the characteristics of this blessed land. The worship method of Mankamana temple is also satisfying to the devotees.

            The worship methodology at all goddess temples involves lighting the dhup, battis, providing Prasad offerings, flowers, and vermilion, but in Manakamana, the priests understand your devotion and performs the puja accordingly. If you have promised any bhakal (vow), then the priest performs puja here after asking your gotra (clan) and reciting mantras and making a resolution and worshiping. This will make you forget all the pain and suffering of standing in line for hours and you will feel as if your wishes and desires have been fulfilled.

Other Attractions

            Mankamana Darshan Pvt. Ltd. is the first Cable Car in Nepal. Even though Cable Car is just the means of transportation but it is unique as it is connected with Manakamana Mata’s Darshan. Many Nepalese wish to experience the cable car ride to Manakamana at least once due to its convenience and the special opportunity it offers to witness the divine presence of the goddess situated at such a high altitude.

            Manakamana Darshan feels even more fulfilling if you can see the ecological beauty of the Siddha Lakhan cave on the northeast side of Mankamana, forest walks, the Himalayan range of the Gandaki Himalayan range, Gorkhakalika temple, the Ichchakamana Danda on the south side and the lovely forest with summer flowers. This complete experience adds to the significance of visiting Manakamana.

            The Kosheli (gift) of Manakamana for those who are full of faith is the joy at the moment of seeing God (Shila or Murti). Likewise, Manakamana is famous for Orange. The practice of returning with a picture connected with the Manaslu Himal and the Golden Temple of Manakamana is also widespread. Likewise, the practice of taking photos, taking selfies, making tiktoks on the premise of Manakamana temple and uploading them on social networks is on trend. With this, the way of taking vows and offering worships to the goddess by the young devotees has progressed differently.

The Manakamana area serves as a field of karma for those dedicated to their work, a land of charity for the benevolent, a ground of meditation for the seekers, and a land of meditation and liberation for those pursuing spiritual liberation/enlightenment. This region showcases a collection of tangible and intangible assets such as gardens, sculptures, festivals, cultural traditions, both material and immaterial heritage, all of which are valuable for both visual appreciation and conservation. Thus, Manakamana Temple serves not only as a place to fulfill individual wishes, but it has become an important place of pilgrimage to evoke the sense of harmony between the souls of people.

मनकामना मन्दिर

ॐ ह्रीं ह्रीं क्ली मनकामना मातेश्वरी नमः


शिव उवाच – देवी त्वं भक्तसुलभे सर्वकार्यविधायिनी ।

कलौ हि कार्यसिद्धयर्थमुपायं ब्रुहि यत्नत: ।।

देव्युवाच – शृणु देव प्रवक्ष्यामि कलौ सर्वेष्टसाधनम् ।

मया तवैव स्नेहेनाप्यम्बास्तुति: प्रकाश्यते ।।


नमस्कार हजुरलाई मनकामना मन्दिरमा स्वागत छ ।


वीर गोर्खाको सुरवीर र सहासी योद्धाहरुको पावन भुमिमा अवस्थित मनकामना मन्दिर गण्डकी, मर्स्याङ्गदी र दरौंदी नदीहरुले तीनतिरबाट घेरिएको छ। मनको कामना पूर्ति हुने पुण्यभूमि मनकामना मन्दिर, अग्लो महाभारत शृंखलाको १५०० मीटर र समुन्द्र सतहबाट १३०२ मिटरको उचाईमा अवस्थित छ । मन्दिरबाट देखिने अन्नपुर्ण, धौलागिरी, गणेश, मनास्लु र माछापुछ्रे जस्ता सेता हिमशृंखलाको दृश्यले स्वर्गमा आएजस्तो भान हुन्छ । वरिपरि हरिया जङ्गलसँगै अविरल बगेका नदी, नाला र स्वच्छ हावाले यो वातावरणलाई अझ मनमोहक बनाएको छ।


किम्बदन्ती र मन्दिरको कथा

किम्बदन्तीजन्य कथानुसार गोरखाका राजा रामशाहकी पट रानी लिलावती (विष्णावती)को पार्थिव देहत्यागपछि आदिविम्बको रुपमा मनकामनालाई मानिएको हो। आख्यानअनुसार सिद्ध गोरखनाथमा जस्तै राजा रामशाह र महारानी दुवैमा दैवीशक्ति थियो । उहाँहरुको सेवा गर्ने क्रममा सिद्ध लखनथापा पनि उपस्थित हुनुहुन्थ्यो । गोरखनाथ, महारानी लिलावती र सिद्ध लखनथापा विभिन्न ठाउँमा भेटघाट हुने र संयुक्त शक्ति साधना गर्ने गरेको विश्वास गरिन्छ ।


अकारण, राजा रामशाहको मृत्यु भएपछि पतिसंग सतीजान लागेकी महारानीलाई देखेर लखनथापाले, ‘म अब कसको सेवा गरौं ?’ भनि अलापविलाप गरेर रुन थालेछन् र महारानीले त्यो अवस्था देखेपछि लखनथापालाई भन्नुभएछ ‘विश्वास गर, म तिमीलाई छिट्टै दर्शन दिनेछु’ भनि सति जानुभएछ ।


केही समयपछि कफ्याक डाँडामा स्थानीय ‘धनदेउ गुरुङ्ग’ नाम गरेका किसानले बारी जोत्ने क्रममा हलोको फाली एउटा शिलामा अड्किन गएको र शिलालाई नियालेर हेर्दा खोस्रिएको ठाउँबाट रगत र दुध बगेको देखेर अचम्म भयो भन्ने हल्ला हुँदा सिद्ध लखनथापाले आफुलाई महारानीले गरेको बाचाअनुसार नै माता—मनकामना उत्पति भएको महसुस भएछ र त्यसै शिलालाई माईको थान बनाई पूजाआजा गर्न थालेको भनिन्छ, त्यसैले यहाँका स्थानीयहरुले मनकामनालाई माई—थान भन्ने गर्दछन ।


वैदिक युगमा जसरी प्रकृतिका दृष्य शक्तिलाई अजेय शक्तिका पुन्ज ठानी आराधना गर्दथे त्यही परम्पराको विकसित रुप साकार देवीदेवताको कल्पना, ऐतिहासिक वीरपुरुषहरुको गाथाचक्र बनाई उपासना गर्ने, मानिसहरु विभिन्न दुर्घट्नाहरुबाट त्रसित हुँदा शक्तिको आडभरोसा खोज्ने क्रममा शक्ति आरधना गर्न थालेको बुझिन्छ। गोरखाका शाह वंशीय राजाहरुले पनि आफ्नो राज्य बलियो बनाउनको लागि शक्तिपिठहरुको उपासना गर्ने गरेको प्रष्ट छ ।


राजा पृथ्वीनारायण शाहले काठमाण्डौ विजय गर्नुअघि गरेको भाकल बुझाउन बिर्सिएकाले गाउँघरमा अनिष्ठ र जनजीवन अक्रान्त हुन थालेपछि पक्कै माता मनकामना रिसाउनुभएको होला भनी बुझदा अनिष्ठ शान्त पार्न पुरश्चरण गरी नरवली पनि दिनुपर्ने भएछ (प्रा. लोकप्रसाद भट्टराई, नेपाल र एशियाली अनुसन्धान केन्द्र) । तान्त्रिक गुभाजुबाट शान्ति स्थापना गर्नको लागि अभिचारजन्य कर्मबाट मोहिनी सर्जक शक्तिले मानवाकृति (बालक) रचना गरी बली चढाई (वास्तवमा अभिचार कर्मबाट तयार भएको मानव कसैको बालक होइन) शान्ति प्रवर्धन गरिएको र त्यसैको प्रतिकात्मक पूजास्वरुप कार्तिकशुदी चतुर्दशीदेखि मार्गशुदी पन्चमीसम्म विशेष वर्षबन्धन पूजा गर्न थालेको मानिन्छ ।


मनकामनामा दैनिक नित्य पूजा र वर्षको दुई पटक नैमित्तिक (वर्षबन्धन) पूजा गरिन्छ । नित्यपूजा स्थानीय ल्हायो थापा मगरबाट र नैमित्तिक पूजा काठमाण्डौ झ्वा बहालका गुभाजु तथा बौद्धमार्गी बज्रयानी बज्रचार्यद्धारा हुन्छ । जसलाई पर्वपूजा पनि भनिन्छ । अहिले पनि मनकामनाका गुठीयार र गुठी संस्थानले बर्षबन्धन पूजाको व्यवस्थापन गर्ने गरिन्छ । कुनै बेला वनजंगलको छेउमा एउटा शिलालाई देउराली अथवा वनदुर्गको रुपमा माईको थान बनाई पूजा गरे होलान् तर आजको मनकामना मन्दिर परिसरले सबैलाई मुग्ध पारेको छ ।


मन्दिरको बनावट

वि.स. २०७५ सालमा नेपाली काष्ठकला शैलीबाट बनाईएको झ्याल, ढोका र टुँडाल, तेलिय इट्टालाई चुनासुर्कीले जडान गरेको गारो र लगभग १९ किलोग्राम सुनको मोलम्वा गरी जीर्णोद्धार गरिएको मन्दिरले यहाँको वातावरण थप चहकिलो पारेको छ ।



करिब २५० बर्ष पुरानो र अग्लो सुनाखरी चाँपको वृक्ष मुनि प्यागोडा शैलीको दुई तले सुनको छाना र गजुर भएको करिब १३ मिटर उचाईको साथ दक्षिणमा १ मात्र ढोका रहेको, ईट्टा, ढुंगा, बज्र (चुना, सुर्की र बालुवाको मिश्रण) र कलात्मक अग्राखको काठबाट निर्मित यो मन्दिर आजभन्दा करिब ३५० वर्षअघि पृथ्वीपति शाहको शासन कालमा बनाएका देवलहरूको सूचीमा बकेश्वर मन्दिर र मनकामना मन्दिर पनि समावेश छ। ७ मिटर लम्बाई र ७ मिटर चौडाई रहेको यस मन्दिरको बाहिरी भागमा दाचि र भित्र साधारण इट्टाको गारो लगाईएको छ । मन्दिरको प्रवेश द्वार स्वर्ण पाताले मोडिएको आकर्षक छ । खापामा वि.सं. १८५९ को सुरविर रानाको अभिलेख छ । ढोकाको दुवैतिर आँखीझ्यालमा कंकाल र शिवगणको आकृति राखिएको छ । त्यसैगरी ढोकाको दायाँ बायाँ गणेश र कुमार तथा माथि देवीको मुर्ति छ । देवीभन्दा माथि अष्टमातृका, गरुड, नाग, परी, सहितको तोरण छ । पूर्व, पश्चिम र उत्तर तीनतिरआँखिझ्याल र दक्षिणमा ढोका रहेको मन्दिर नेपालको अलौकिक मन्दिरहरूमध्ये यो पनि एउटा प्रमुख मन्दिर हो । मनको इच्छा पूरा गरिदिने देवीको रुपमा परिचित माता मनकामनाको राष्ट्रिय तथा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय क्षेत्रमा ठूलो प्रसिद्धि छ ।


मत्स्येन्द्रनाथसँगको कथा र माताप्रतिको आस्था

मनकामना भगवती यति धेरै भक्तजनको आस्थाको केन्द्र बन्नुमा प्रमुख कारणहरुमध्ये भगवतीको नाम नै काफि छ, मनकामना, आफ्नो मनको इच्छा पुरा गराउने शक्तिपिठ, धार्मिक अन्धता होईन, आस्थालाई प्रतिफल र प्रमाणको आधारमा तौलने त गरिन्न तर मनले चिताएको भगवानले पुर्याउने काम भने मेहनती दर्शनार्थीरुको कर्मसँग पक्कै जोडिएको हुनुपर्छ। किनभने मनकामना दर्शन गर्न आउने भक्तजनहरु एकपटक आएपछि फेरी अर्कोपटक पनि आउँआऊँ लाग्ने भएकोले पटक—पटक आउने गर्दछन् भनिन्छ ।


दोश्रो, जसरी मनकामना, गोरखनाथ र गुभाजुको सम्बन्धबारे अगाडि नै बताइएको छ त्यस्तै ती सम्बन्धहरु मत्स्येन्द्रनाथसँग पनि जोडिन जाँदा काठमाण्डौका नेवार समुदायको आस्था अविचलित देखिन्छ । ती भनाईहरू यस्ता छन्, लिच्छवी राजा नरेन्द्रदेवको पालामा काठमाण्डौ स्वयम्भूमा सिद्ध गोरखनाथले सबै नागहरुलाई आफ्नो अधिनमा लिएर दिव्य साधनामा बसेकाले बाह्र वर्षसम्म वर्षा हुन नसकेको भनाई छ । गोरखनाथको साधना भंग गर्ने उपाए नभएपछि उनका गुरु मत्स्येन्द्रनाथलाई भारतको आसामदेखि एकजना बौद्धमार्गी बज्रचार्य तथा तान्त्रिक गुभाजुले काठमाण्डौ ल्याउने काम गरेछन् ।


मत्स्येन्द्रनाथ आएको थाहा भएपछि उनको ध्यान भंग भएर नागहरु उम्कन पाएकोले काठमाण्डौमा वर्षा गराएछन् त्यसैले उनलाई वर्षाको देवता तथा सहकालका देवता पनि भनिन्छ । उनलाई काठमाण्डौ ल्याउँदा बाटामा समस्या नपरोस भनेर संकटाको कलशसंगै ल्याएछन् । मत्स्येन्द्रनाथलाई मन्दिर बनाइ दिएको थाहा पाएपछि संकटा पनि फिर्ता जान चाहेनन् अरे त्यसैले त्यही मन्दिरको मथिल्लो तलामा उनलाई पनि राखियो ।


काठमाण्डौमा संकटा र करुणामयको मन्दिर एउटै हो, जसको तल्लो तलामा करुणामय र माथिल्लो तलामा संकटाको मूर्ति राखिएको छ । जसै काठमाण्डौ स्थित संकटाको मन्दिर पनि प्रसिद्ध भएकोले भक्तजनहरूको भिड नै देखिन्छ । मनकामना, मत्स्येन्द्रनाथ, संकटा र सिद्ध गोरखनाथको सम्बन्धमा गुभाजुले जुन भूमिका निभाउनु भएको छ त्यसरी नै त्यसबेलादेखि हालसम्म आर्थिक रुपले सम्पन्न काठमाण्डौका नेवार समुदायले ती सम्वद्ध पीठहरुको अत्यन्त श्रद्धापूर्वक पूज्ने गरेको हुँदा मनकामना यो कोटीको भगवतीको रुपमा आएको देखिन्छ भने अहिले देशभरका दर्शनार्थी र केही समययता छिमेकी राष्ट्र भारतीय भक्तजनको आस्थाको केन्द्र बनेको छ ।

अर्को कारण मनकामना भगवती रहेको स्थानको भौगोलिक सुन्दरताले आराध्यदेवीको वासस्थान यता कतै थियो र अझै रहेछ भन्ने अनुभूति दिन्छ । चारैपट्टि खुला पहाडको बिचमा रहेको मनोरम हावापानी, हिंउदमा बिहानै सूर्योदय भई न्यानो हुने र गर्मी महिनामा निरन्तर शीतल हावा बहने यस पुण्यभूमिको विशेषता नै हो । मनकामनाको पूजा विधि पनि भक्तजनहरुको मन तृप्त पार्ने खालको छ ।


सबै भगवतीको मन्दिरहरुमा धुपबत्ती, नैवेध, फूल, अक्षताले नै पूजा गर्ने भएतापनि यहाँका पुजारीले तपाईको मनोभाव बुझेर पूजा गरिदिने गर्दछन् । यदि तपाईको भाकल छ भने तपाईको गोत्रसमेत सोधेर मन्त्रोचारण गर्दै संकल्प गरेर पूजा गरिदिनाले घण्टौंसम्म लाइनमा बसेको पीडा र कष्टलाई बिर्सने गरी मनोकामना पुरा भएको महसुस हुन्छ ।


केवलकार र मनकामनामा फरक दर्शन तरिका

नेपालकै पहिलो, अत्याधुनिक प्रविधिबाट तयार गरिएको मनकामना दर्शन प्रा.लि.को केवलकार यातायातको साधन भएतापनि भगवतीको दर्शनसँग जोडिएको हुनाले यो विशिष्ठ छ । धेरै नेपालीजनले एकपटक मनकामनाको केवलकार यात्रा गर्ने इच्छा र केवलकारकै कारण त्यति धेरै उचाईमा रहेको भगवतीको दर्शन गर्ने अवसर मिलेको जस्ता समानजस्यता छ ।


मनकामनाको उत्तरपूर्वतर्फको सिद्धलखन गुफा भएको डाँडामा घुमघाम, वनभोज, गण्डकी प्रश्रवण क्षेत्रको हिमालय श्रृखला, गोरखाकालिका मन्दिर, दक्षिणतर्फको इच्छाकामना डाँडा र गृष्मकालिन गुँरास फूलेको मनमोहक जंगलको पर्यावरणीय सुन्दरता दृष्यावलोकन गर्न सक्नु भयो भने अझ मनकामना दर्शनको पूर्णता प्राप्त हुन्छ ।


मनकामनाको कोशेली भनेकै आस्थाले ओतप्रोत भएकाहरुको लागि भगवान (शिला अथवा मुर्ति)को दर्शन पाएको क्षणमा मन प्रसन्न हुनु हो, त्यसैगरी हिंउदभरी मनकामनाको सुन्तला प्रसिद्ध छ । मनास्लु हिमाल र मनकामनाको स्वर्ण मन्दिरसँग जोडिएको तस्बिर लिएर फर्कने प्रचलन पनि व्यापक छ र भगवतीको मन्दिर प्रागंणमा गएर फोटो लिने, सेल्फी खिच्ने, टिकटक बनाउने र सामाजिक संजालमा अपलोड गर्ने अहिलेका युवा भक्तजनहरुको दर्शन र भाकल गर्ने शैली पनि फरक ढंगले अघि बढेको देखिन्छ ।


मनकामना क्षेत्र कर्मयोगीहरुका लागि कर्मभूमि, दानवीरहरुका लागि दानभूमि, साधकहरुका लागि साधनाभूमि र मोक्षार्थीहरुका लागि मोक्षभूमि हो । यस क्षेत्रमा रहेका बनोद्यान, कलाकृति, जात्रापर्व, संस्कृति परम्परालगायत मूर्त–अमूर्त सम्पदाहरु सबै नै दर्शनीय र संरक्षणीय छन् । अतः मनकामनाको मन्दिर केवल व्यक्तिगत मनकामना सिद्ध गर्ने थलो मात्र नभएर मानस तीर्थ अथवा मानिसको अन्तरआत्मा समन्वयात्मक भावना उद्वोधन गराउने महत्वपूर्ण तीर्थस्थल बनेको छ ।




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