Kathmandu: A Indo-Nepalese group of over 600 people will go on a 750 km-long pilgrimage from Bihar's Hariharnath temple, heading towards Nepal's famous Muktinath temple situated on the Nepal-Tibet border.
A group consisting of 500 Indians and 150 Nepalese will set off from Hariharnath Temple of Sonepur in Bihar on Monday, for the Muktinath Temple, located at an altitude of 3,710 metres in Mustang district of Nepal.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, the convener of the organising committee Khemnath Acharya said that this pilgrimage has being organised to promote Muktinath temple, which is considered sacred both by Hindus as well as Buddhists.
Nepalese government is hosting the 'Yatra' to promote Nepal as a centre for religious and cultural tourism, said Sudhan Subedi, an official at Nepal Tourism Board.
Three 'Shankaracharyas' will flag off the pilgrims at Hariharnath Temple on Monday. The pilgrims will stop over at different sacred places in Nepal on the course of their journey, holding religious discourses on different topics.


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