Kathmandu, December 16
The Pashupatinath temple, which was closed nine months ago due to increased risk of coronavirus infection, has been reopened to devotees from today.
Devotees had reached Pashupatinath temple this morning to pay homage to Aradhyadeva Pashupatinath. Devotees are coming to visit Pashupatinath from time to time.
Member Secretary of Pashupati Area Development Fund Dr. According to Pradip Dhakal, arrangements have been made for the devotees to enter through the small door on the west side and exit through the big door on the west side.
Devotees are required to wear a mask. Hands should be sanitized before entering through the door. Arrangements have been made to wash and sanitize the place where shoes are kept.
After proceeding from there, go to the room where the temperature is measured. An automatic machine connected there records the temperature of the devotees.
If more temperature is shown, the devotees are turned away from there. Those with normal temperatures are allowed to enter the Pashupatinath temple by queuing at a physical distance. Arrangements have been made for the devotees to line up at a distance of two meters.
According to the Pashupati Area Development Fund, there was not much presence of devotees on the first day. Member Secretary of the Fund Dr. Dhakal said, "We thought that the number of devotees would come today, but we did not see that."
Even though the Pashupatinath temple has been opened for the devotees, the devotees will not be able to perform the special puja for some time to come.
Similarly, the daily hymns and other activities in the main temple premises will not be immediate. However, all these will be gradually opened. Dhakal explains.
Before the Pashupatinath temple was opened for devotees, an apology was offered the day before. President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered special prayers with forgiveness. The deities of the original temple and premises were also worshiped along with the resolution of liberation from the Corona epidemic, country and world peace.