Pashupatinath Temple opens from today after four and a half months

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Kathmandu: The Pashupatinath Temple that was closed for four and a half months for devotees citing the Covid-19 pandemic has open for devotees from 5:30 am today. After the second wave of Covid-19, the main temple of Pashupatinath was closed on April 23.

The devotees have thronged the temple to pay homage from early morning today. The temple will remain open only till 1in the afternoon as the risk of Covid-19 is not fully over though it has decreased, Administrative Officer of Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) Rewati Raman Adhikari said.

Devotees who want to visit Pashupatinath Temple must wear a face mask. Only 25 devotees will be allowed to enter the temple at a time.
As the temple was closed for more than four months, the PADT on Thursday conducted Chhema or forgiveness Pooja.
The PADT has made arrangements to enter the temple through one door and exit through the next. However, the special Pooja has not been opened from today, said Executive Director of PADT Dr Ghanshyam Khatiwada.

The Pashupatinath Temple was closed to devotees for nine months in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Nepal. RSS