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Devotees visiting Pashupatinath must wear masks

2022 Feb 28, 22:17, Kathmandu

Devotees who come to pay homage to Pashupatinath on the day of Mahashivaratri are required to wear masks unavoidably. Masks and sanitizers have been made mandatory at the Pashupatinath Temple on Tuesday due to the increasing number of visitors and crowds at the Pashupatinath Temple, said Purnasangam Jethara, a member of the Pashupati Area Development Fund and coordinator of the fair management committee.

 He said, "Crowds have increased in Pashupati from today. Considering the corona infection, we have made masks and sanitizers mandatory. Those who do not use masks will not be allowed in." Member Secretary of the Pashupati Area Development Fund, Dr. Milan Thapa, informed that security personnel and volunteers have been mobilized from 5 pm today. Similarly, CCTV cameras have been installed in the fair area and Darshan Marg. The Pashupatinath temple has been decorated and made dazzling. On the eve of Shivaratri, Pashupati was shocked.

 Security personnel of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Pashupati Area Development Fund have been mobilized to prevent incidents including theft and looting in Pashupati area, said Narayan Prasad Subedi, coordinator of Shivaratri Publicity Management Sub-Committee. According to him, a special security plan has been made for the devotees. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale inspected the Pashupati area today and instructed the visitors to manage water and free food.

 There are three ways to visit the temple. There will be a line from Guheshwari-Gaurighat, Umakunda-Dakshinamurti to the north side of Rudra Gadeshwar, Mitra Park Jayabageshwari, to the west door through the brick gate in Bhubaneswar and to Battispulti, Gaushala, Airport and Tilganga Char Shivalaya.

 Similarly, parking has been provided at five places fund office, metropolitan police circle Gaushala, Sifalko Chaur and Guheshwari area for the management of vehicles. At the direction of Minister Ale, the Pashupati area has now been lighted up. Minister Ale has instructed the officials of the fund to make arrangements so that the devotees who come to Pashupati Darshan do not miss anything and can make a quick visit by lining up.

 The main area of ​​Pashupatinath temple has also been decorated with flowers. The Pashupati area is decorated with electric lights and flowers worth Rs 5 million. Decorated with lights and flowers with the help of donors. Similarly, under the direction of Minister Ale, paintings of Lord Shiva and Parvati have been completed on the empty wall of Pashupati area. Similarly, the saints who have come for Mahashivaratri have increased the crowd in the corners of Pashupati area. The Pashupati Area Development Fund has stated that free food has been provided at Hans Mandap, Nirmal Akhada, Bhashmeshwar Akhada, Annapurna Bhandar and other places.


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