People believe Manakamana Devi fulfills the wishes of her devotees, thus called the wish fulfilling deity.
The Manakamana temple lies 12 km south of the town Gorkha. It lies 105 Km from Kathmandu and located on a prominent ridge (1302 MT. above sea level) overlooking the river valleys of Trisuli (south) and Marsyangdi (west). The unique location of the place is dramatized during winter when the ridge appears as an island above the sea of morning mist. The spectacular views of the Manaslu- Himachali and Annapurna ranges can be seen to the north of the temple.
In earlier times, the only way to reach the Manakamana temple was by a long strenuous trek for about three hours. Now, there is a facility of a cable car from kurintar, just 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Mugling to Manakamana. The cable car rides over the distance of 2.8 kilometres (1.7 mi) in 10 minutes more or less. The cable car usually operates during the daytime from 9 am to 5 pm and stops during lunch break from noon to half past one.