Farewell to Ram-Sita idols to be placed in Ayodhyapuri

KATHMANDU: The idols of Ram, Sita, Laxman and Hanuman to be placed in Ayodhyapuri have been duly worshiped and sent from Baluwatar today.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his wife Radhika Shakya worshiped the idols. The idols have been sent to Chitwan after performing rituals in Baluwatar.

CPN-UML Parliamentary party leader Subash Chandra Nemwang, Culture and Tourism Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal and Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha were present at the farewell ceremony. The idols of Ram, Laxman, Sita and Hanuman have been sent to Chitwan in separate chariots.

The procession reached the President’s Office from the Prime Minister’s residence. At the President’s Office, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari bade farewell to the chariot procession with the statue.

The chariot carrying the idols will remain at Devghat in Chitwan today and will be taken to Ayodhyapuri of Madi tomorrow morning. A program has been organized to place idols in the temple built in Ayodhyapuri. 

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