Manakamana Temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, one of the reincarnation of Goddess Parvati. The word Mana means ‘heart’ and Kamana means ‘to wish’. It is believed that one can fulfill his/her wishes by worshipping in this temple.
The temple is situated in Gorkha district about 140 km southwest of Kathmandu. The temple sits on a mountain ridge at an altitude of 1302m. A scenic cable car ride directly takes you to the top to the temple from Kurintar, the nearest point on Prithivi Highway.
The temple is an impressive built in Pagoda style and is surrounded by hills covered with magnolia and birch forests. The temple is particularly vibrant during the festivals of Dashain (Sep-Oct) and Nag Panchami (July-August) when devotees make animal sacrifices. Visitors can enjoy beautiful views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges from the temple.