President, Vice President visit Pashupatinath Temple on Maha Shivaratri
KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today visited the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu to offer worship on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.
President Bhandari entered the main Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and worshipped ritually on the Maha Shivarattri. Bhandari paid obeisance to all the temples and shrines in the Pashupatinath Temple premises, according to Pashupati Area Development Trust’s (PADT).
The Head of the State was welcomed by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale, Ministry’s secretary Maheshwor Neupane, PADT member-secretary Dr Milan Kumar Thapa and treasurer Narayan Prasad Subedi among others.
Similarly, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun also reached the Temple today and worshiped on the occasion, according to the PADT.
Ritual has it that the Head of the State should visit the Pashupatinath Temple and offers prayers and worship on Maha Shivaratri festival that falls on fourteenth day of waning moon in the month of Falgun as per the lunar calendar.
An overwhelming number of devotees are thronging the holiest shrine of Lord Shiva since early morning today. The PADT has made arrangements for the devotees to pay obeisance as long as they arrive at the Temple tonight. RSS