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Manakamana Temple in Gorkha, Nepal damaged in Earthquake

Manakamana Temple in Gorkha, Nepal severly damaged in Earthquake of 25 April 2015 for which the epicenter was Nepal.

Manakamana Temple situated in the Gorkha district of Nepal is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. Venerated since the 17th century, it is believed that Goddess Manakamana grants the wishes of all those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine to worship her.

The Manakamana temple lies 12 km south of the town Gorkha.[2] The temple is located on a distinguished ridge 1302 meters above sea level and overlooks the river valleys of Trisuli in the south and Marsyangdi in the west.

The spectacular views of the Manaslu- Himachali and Annapurna ranges can be seen to the north of the temple. The temple is approximately a 104 km drive from Kathmandu and can also be reached via bus east from Pokhara in around three to four hours.

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