Maratika Cave is located in the Eastern part of Nepal. At an altitude of approximately 1200 meters above sea level, in the district of Khotang, in the Sagamatha zone. The sacred cave of Maratika is a pilgrimage destination for those seeking long life and Padmasambhava practice. It can be a difficult area to get to both in the dry and the monsoon season. Sometimes one needs to change jeeps three times at different crossover points while new bridges are being put in place. The Holy Caves of Maratika have long been an important pilgrimage destination for Dharma practitioners wishing to engage in long life practice for their teachers. It is only in recent years that it has become easier and more accessible for Pilgrims to come here and spend time.
Maratika is a famous cave for pilgrimage to Nepal . You can have Maratika Tour, to visit Maratika Cave, Khotang Halesi, Halesi Mahadev and Maratika Monastery. Pilgrimage to Maratika and Halesi Mahadev worth a higher value of Nepal visit to specially visitors like researchers, students, and people with religious beliefs. Maratika is newly started tourism destinations so is idea for travelers seeking meditations (Padmasambhava practice) and peace of mind.Maratika is less visited tourism destination with limited lodging facilities. It is the place where the great master, the second Buddha Padmasambhava and his sacred consort Mandarava obtained the realization of the Immortality of Life in this wonderful cave. It was also blessed by the three family Lords - Manjushree, Vajrapani, Awaloketesvara.
On Maratika tour, we learn and get experience as Maratika Cave is blessed by the Three Dharma Protectors of Refuge: Manjushri , Vajrapani and Avalokiteshvara . The three Hills of Maratika represent the three family lords and are named accordingly: Majushri hill, Vajrapani Hill and Avaloketesvara Hill.
The Avaloketeswara Hill is the most important pilgrimage place at Maratika because it is where Guru Padmasambhava and Dakini Mandarava achieved immortality.
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