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President resolves for donation to sadhus on Shivaratri

2022 Feb 27, 16:45, Kathmandu
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari speaking at a programme, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Photo: THT

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has made a sacramental resolution regarding the materials to be distributed to the sadhus and ascetics coming to Pashupatinath for homage on the occasion of the Maha Shivaratri festival.

The Head of State made such a resolution at the auspicious hour of 10.30 am today amidst a ritual ceremony organized at Shital Niwas. The resolution is related to donating traditional rugs, blankets, bakhkhu (robe), kamandalu (small water-pots), shawls, bedsheets, fruits, and other sacred items including sida (basic food items) to be distributed to the sadhus on the day of bidding them farewell.

Chief of the Guthi Sansthan Pashupati Goswara office, Sushila Sharma Ghimire said articles resolved to be donated would be provided to the distinguished sadhus and saints coming to Pashupatinath for homage on the occasion of the Maha Shivaratri festival. The festival falls on March 1 this year.

Crowds of sadhus and saints can be seen in the Pashupati area and the shrines at Thapathali & Gaushala on the eve of the Maha Shivaratri festival.

Meanwhile, all preparations for the Maha Shivaratri festival have been completed at the Pashupati area where the God Pashupatinath resides.

The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) stated this by organizing a press conference today.

PADT said all works related to the security arrangements, worshipping Lord Pashupatinath, offering of Chandan, nighttime arrangements at the temple, food, and accommodation to the devotees, reception to the sadhus and saints, the religious programs, cleaning and sanitation, emergency health & medical treatment and mobilization of volunteers have been completed.

PADT treasurer and coordinator of the publicity management sub-committee, Narayan Prasad Subedi, urged all those participating in the Maha Shivaratri festival to abide by the health safety protocols determined by the government as the risk of COVID-19 is not yet over.


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