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Women devotees throng Pashupatinath

Kathmandu

Sep 4, 2016-

Women devotees have been thronging the Pashupatinath temple on Sunday to celebrate the Haritalika Teej festival. 

The women queued up at the temple from as early as 3 am in the morning to pay their homage to Lord Shiva, according to Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT). 

The long lines of devotees have reached Umakunda area in the north, Jaya Bageshwori in the west and Tilganga in the South, PADT Member Secretary, Dr Govinda Tondon said. 

The Pashupatinath temple's all four gates were opened for the devotees since 3:30 am. The PADT has arranged for the visit of around 900,000 devotees on the occasion of Teej. 

Meanwhile, men are banned from paying homage at the Pashupatinath temple for today. The Trust has mobilised policemen and volunteers to maintain order. The women devotees have been paying homage to all the shrines of Lord Shiva today. RSS 

 

Published: 04-09-2016 13:33

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