Being Respectful at Muktinath Temple

kathmandu to muktinath

Visiting an ancient temple is likely going to be the sort of thing that you would end up remembering for the rest of your life, but once all has been said and is now out of the way you need to realize that you can’t just do whatever you want in such temples. The reason behind this is that people that are there would likely be trying to worship a divine entity, and they might feel disrespected if you do not follow the kind of decorum that they expect from any and all that try to make the most of this hallowed ground.

In the case of the Muktinath Temple, it is actually one 106 temples that a very religious sect of Hindus tend to protect. One thing that you should consider doing at the temple is covering your head if you are a woman. That’s something that will definitely help you to blend in, but it’s not as important as the other thing that we are about to tell you. This is that you should avoid taking pictures as much as you possibly can.

We understand that you are excited about being somewhere with so much history and culture, but taking pictures is one of the worst things that you can do. You should ask before doing so because that makes it more likely that they would allow you to do it than might have been the case otherwise. The people in this temple are not unreasonable. They know that you are there as a tourist, but they have the right to feel secure in their place of worship and you shouldn’t do anything to put that in jeopardy at all.