13 Famous Religious Places in Nepal That Everybody Wish to Visit
As we know Nepal is rich in religions and culture. There are kinds of people who follow different religions. When Nepal become a secular state a few years ago the followers have been increasing for their own religions. We can certainly say that anyone can fall love with its diversity. As know Nepalese people are very friendly toward the guest who visits them. Nepal is a very old country in Asia our civilization has been started through long time which is clearly shown by our culture and religions so there are many historically valued temples, monuments, and buildings. Many rulers during their ruling time built these temple and monuments which carries religious importance. A well-known philosopher has said, “Every religion is based on the philosophy of kindness”.
List of 13 Religious Sites in Nepal
It has great historical importance in Hindu religions on the planet. Pashupatinath has the meaning that it is the god of the all living creature in the whole world. We can also find different spices of monkey around the temple which has clearly shown the importance of other living beings. This shows that Pashupatinath is equally treated livings creature. By knowing the importance it is listed in UNESCO also which is located on the banks of Bagmati River.
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This lies at a height of 3,710m. It has great religious importance in Hindu culture It also holds the centrality for both the Hindu and Buddhist. Yearly different pilgrims visit this place by taking hope to fulfill their wish. Pilgrims often take the difficulties of slippery and harsh ways in the light of salvation (Mukti).
Manakamana is the also the one of the greatest Hindu’s religious place. The name itself gives the meanings in the Nepali language the mangaka mana means fulfillment of their wish so it also shows its importance. There are different old statue which was made by the different king in their ruling time. In holy books of Hindu, there is clearly describes the importance and value.
4. Kakani :
This place is located about 29 km northwest of the capital Kathmandu valley. Here you can spend quality time with your friends and family. From this place you can see different beautiful mountain range and scenario of attractive alpine forest can also be seen. The magnificent panorama scene of Himalayan will impress you. Ganesh Himal is the main Himalayan range that you can observe. Some other mountains are Gaurishanker ( 7,134m.), Himalchuli (7,893m.), Manaslu ( 8,163m.), Annapurna (8,091m.) and several other peaks can also be observed.
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5. Dhulikhel :
It is well known for a fabulous picnic spot and holiday area where you can spend quality time with your family and friends. One can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from Karyolung toward the east and Himalchuli in the west.
6. Daman :
People often visit this place to observe the view of the grandeur of the world’s highest peaks extending in one glittering are from far-west of Dhaulagiri to far-east of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest). There is no better place in Nepal than Daman if you want to see the Himalayan range. You can observe these ranges with the help of long-range telescopes present in tower fitted.
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7. Gosainkunda :
Speaking about Goasinkunda, this is the most famous religious places of pilgrimage of Nepal. There is a Gosainkunda lake, situated at an altitude of about 4360m which is the major site to visit. This place is surrounded by high mountains on the north and the south and the Lake is grand. There are other nine famous lakes such as Sourya, Saraswati, and Ganesh Kunda, etc.
8. Gorkha :
The births place of King Prithvi Narayan Shah who is the founder of modern Nepal is situated in this district Gorkha. This is why Gorkha carry religious values to all Nepali people. The is a beautiful old temple named Gorkha Durbar situated on the top of Gorkha hill. Nearby this temple there are two attractive temples of Gorakhnath and Kali inside the palace boundary.
One of the holy place in Chitwan which is famous for pilgrimage spot. This place also carries the religious importance because, at the time of During Makar Sankranti festival in January, Hindu Devotees gather here to take holy dips in the river to wash the sin they have done. This lies north to Chitwan National Park and at the confluence of Kali Gandaki Trisuli rivers.
10. Barahi Temple:
This is the important religious monument situated in Pokhara. This temple is built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake which his two stories pagoda. It is also dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima who is the protector’s deity that representing the female force Shakti in Nepal. Mainly devotees can be seen especially on Saturday and Monday.
11. World peace Stupa:
The massive pagoda style Buddhist Stupa is situated on top of the hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake in Pokhara. You can get the amazing view of Pokhara city and Annapurna Himalayan range.One of the best ways to get there is by crossing the lake by boat and then hiking up the hill where the stupa lies.
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12. Lumbini :
This is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the prayer of peace and nonviolence. This place carries religious value for all Nepalese and Buddhist follower. There is a broken Ashoka pillar, remains of an old monastery, images of Buddha’s mother Maya Devi, and many other things which are still preserved in Lumbini. These places are full of art and caving which have many sculptures too.
12. Janakpur :
Janakpur is a great religious place and is famous as the birthplace of Sita who is the consort of Lord Rama. There you can see an artistic marble temple of Sita (Janaki) which is popularly known as Naulakha Mandir. Different religious festivals, pilgrimages, trade fairs and other festivities are held here on Bivaha Panchami and Ram Navami days.
It is an ancient religious architecture at the top of a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. You have to climb 365 steps to reach there. A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill is kept at the top of this stupa which is the most ancient (built at the time of Licchavi period).