Pashupati temple will reopen after 9 months on Wednesday

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Kathmandu, December 15

The Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, one of the greatest holy sites for Hindus in Nepal and India, is reopening this Wednesday after the closure of nine months.

The temple was closed from March after the government imposed a lockdown in its bid to control the coronavirus spread in the country. The risk of infection has gone up in the capital of late, but all services and businesses are gradually reopening while maintaining precautions.

The Pashupati Area Development Trust will also follow similar safety measures while opening the temple. For now, only the west entrance will be opened for the visitors, who should be masked.

Although they can briefly visit the temple and pay homage to the god, the devotees are still barred from organising worships and prayers inside the temple premises, according to the PADT Member-Secretary Pradeep Dhakal.

Of late, various religious organisations were demanding for the reopening of the temple.

Meanwhile, the trust is organising a kshamapuja, worship requesting forgiveness, today.

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