Pashupatinath Temple is abuzz as women converge to celebrate Teej

Women dancing at the Pashupatinath Temple premises on September 18, 2023.

Kathmandu, September 18

On the occasion of the Haritalika Teej festival, devotees are flocking to temples across the country, including the Pashupatinath Temple in the federal capital.

The Pashupatinath Temple opened all four doors at 3 am on Monday morning to welcome devotees arriving to pay homage to Lord Shiva in celebration of the Teej festival.

Four queues have been arranged for the devotees to enter the Pashupatinath temple. Only women were allowed to enter the main temple after 6 am.

A woman poses for a photo at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Security arrangements have been coordinated with all four security agencies within the temple premises. Additionally, services such as health camps, free water distribution, and search and rescue centres have been set up in the Pashupati area.

Women seen dancing in Pashupatinath Temple.

In the Kathmandu valley, devotees are gathering at temples including Gokarneshwar, Doleshwar, Nageshwar, Basantpur, and the Makhan Mahadev Temple, also known as the Small Pashupatinath Temple.

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Ale is a photojournalist at Onlinekhabar.

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