415 Muktinath Jwala Mai Fire Temple Inside Statues Of Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Vajrapani [24 of 26]
The statues in the Jwala Mai fire temple at Muktinath are Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, and Vajrapani. Padmasambhava is just visible to the left. I kneeled on the floor with my forehead almost touching the ground to see the small 2-inch high blue flame that has been burning here for thousands of years. We now know that this eternal burning flame is actually natural gas. Pilgrims have been coming here for more than 3000 years to witness this natural combination of water, air and fire at one spot.