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The Manakamana Goddess goes back to the time of the Gorkha King Ram Shah (1614-1636 AD) His Queen, the story goes, possesed divine powers known only to her devotee and religious preceptor, Lakhan Thapa. On one occasion, the king chanced upon the revelation of his Queen as Goddess and Lakhan as a lion. but as soon as he told the Queen what he saw, death took him. When the Queen approached the funeral pyre to commit sati as was the custom back then, she consoled the lamenting Lakhan by saying that she would reapperar soon near his home.

You don't have to be in Switzerland to ride cable cars. The cable car in Nepal takes you up on a spiritual adventure to the abode of Manakamana, the Wish-fulfilling goddess. Even if you have no wishes to make (assuming that you have got it all or you not a believer) this place offers a unique look into Nepali people's faith in the Goddess Manakamana. The Manankamana Temple overlooks terraced fields, and the Trisuli and Marsynagdi river valleys. The hilltop (1302m) also offers a vantage point for taking in the breathtaking view of the Manaslu-Himalchuli and Annapurna massifs to the north.

Venerated since the 17th century and commanding royal patronage, Manakamana is located south of the historic town of Gorkha and 6 km north of Mugling. In the past, millions of pilgrims used to do the long arduous trek up to the hilltop. Many still do. From the cable car station in cheres, you get to Manankamana in 10 minutes flat or less. The ride covers a distance of 2.8 km. With 31 passenger and 3 cargo cars, each with a seating capacity of 6, the system has the overall capacity of hadling 600 persons per hour. The adventure is in getting your wishes fulfilled.
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The Manakamana Goddess goes back to the time of the Gorkha King Ram Shah (1614-1636 AD) His Queen, the story goes, possesed divine powers known only to her devotee and religious preceptor, Lakhan Thapa. On one occasion, the king chanced upon the revelation of his Queen as Goddess and Lakhan as a lion. but as soon as he told the Queen what he saw, death took him. When the Queen approached the funeral pyre to commit sati as was the custom back then, she consoled the lamenting Lakhan by saying that she would reapperar soon near his home.

You don't have to be in Switzerland to ride cable cars. The cable car in Nepal takes you up on a spiritual adventure to the abode of Manakamana, the Wish-fulfilling goddess. Even if you have no wishes to make (assuming that you have got it all or you not a believer) this place offers a unique look into Nepali people's faith in the Goddess Manakamana. The Manankamana Temple overlooks terraced fields, and the Trisuli and Marsynagdi river valleys. The hilltop (1302m) also offers a vantage point for taking in the breathtaking view of the Manaslu-Himalchuli and Annapurna massifs to the north.

Venerated since the 17th century and commanding royal patronage, Manakamana is located south of the historic town of Gorkha and 6 km north of Mugling. In the past, millions of pilgrims used to do the long arduous trek up to the hilltop. Many still do. From the cable car station in cheres, you get to Manankamana in 10 minutes flat or less. The ride covers a distance of 2.8 km. With 31 passenger and 3 cargo cars, each with a seating capacity of 6, the system has the overall capacity of hadling 600 persons per hour. The adventure is in getting your wishes fulfilled.

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