East entrance of Pashupatinath Temple reopened after 15 years

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Kathmandu: The Pashupati Area Development Trust has reopened the east entrance of Pashupatinath this year for the convenience of the devotees visiting the Pashupatinath Temple on the occasion of the Teej festival.

The east entrance was reopened for the first time after 2065 BS.  The east entrance was closed after 2065’s incident of changing the main priest of Pashupatinath Temple.

Chief of Culture Conservation Division of the PADT, Gauri Shankar Parajuli, told RSS that arrangement had been made for the devotees coming from Koteshwor-Tinkune-Sinamangal to enter Pashupatinath Temple from the east entrance via Ram temple-Aryaghat after entering from Tilganga tourist ticket counter area.

Four queues have been arranged for the devotees visiting the Pashupathinath on the occasion of Teej. Devotees can enter the Pashupatinath Temple area from the Mitrapark area from the second queue while the arrangement has been made for devotees to enter the Pashupatinath area from the Gaushala-Pingalasthan-Panchadewal area from the third queue.

Similarly, people using the fourth queue will enter the Pashupatinath temple via Guheshwori-Umakunda-Kailash in the southern part. 

The PADT has made preparation to mobilize women security personnel and volunteers inside the main temple.