Nepal’s iconic Pashupatinath temple opens after nearly 5 months
It was closed on April 23 due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
On the first day, devotees thronged the temple to pay homage since morning, according to the temple's authorities.
They said that the temple remained open until 1:00 PM as the risk of COVID-19 was not fully over though the number of cases has declined of late.
Devotees were asked to wear face masks and use hand sanitizer, according to the Pashupati Area Development Trust’s (PADT) administrative officer Rewati Raman Adhikari.
Only 25 devotees, maintaining physical distance, will be allowed to enter the temple premises at a time, he said.
As the temple remained closed for more than four months, its authorities organised the Chhyama puja (forgiveness worship).
The PADT has made arrangements for devotees to enter the temple through a single door and exit through the next.
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