Legend says that once the Kathmandu valley was a lake in which Swayambhu hill existed as an island. On top of that hill stood a natural crystal stupa. Buddha, when visiting the place, declared that it was a wish-fulfilling stupa and whoever is touched by the wind that passes over the stupa receives the seed of liberation from the cycle of existence
Muktinath Temple after the earthquake?
The latest earthquake in Nepal (April 2015) hasn't affected Muktinath Temple. It is totally safe and secure to travel. Only Gorkha, Kathmandu, Langtang and Everest region was damaged but now, all places are safe to visit.