Kathmandu. The Pashupati Area Development Fund has formed 11 committees to celebrate this year’s Mahashivaratri festival while Coronavirus terror persists.
A meeting of the Fund Performance Committee has formed a Security Management and Monitoring Committee under the coordination of Member-Secretary Dr. Pradip Dhakal.
Similarly, a publicity management committee has been formed under the convener ship of treasurer Dr. Milan Kumar Thapa and a philosophy, sandalwood temple, and night management committee has been formed under the convenorship of council member Bhagwati Dev.
Likewise, Housing, Food and Physical Infrastructure Committee has been formed under the convenership of Council Member Dhruv Upreti, Sadhusant and Religious Program Management Committee under the convenership of Council Member Arjun Prasad Banstola, Environment, Sanitation and Footwear Management Committee under the convenorship of Council Member Asha Pandey and Health Service Management Committee under the convenorship of Council Member Vishwakarman Jain.
Similarly, a government body coordination committee has been formed under the convenership of council member Devi Baral, fair, market and decoration management committee under the convenership of council member Uddhav Prasad Baral, volunteer mobilization committee under the convenership of executive director Dr. Ghanshyam Khatiwada, and evaluation and data collection committee have been formed.
Cleaning has been intensified in Pashupati area in preparation for Mahashivaratri. Campaigner Kishore Singh Shahi said that the Bagmati Sanitation Campaign was cleaning the Pashupati area on Sunday morning.
The fund has started preparations to attract as many devotees as possible to Pashupati on Mahashivaratri. The fund has also requested the devotees not to come to Pashupati area wearing expensive ornaments and taking children on the day of Mahashivaratri.
Mahashivaratri, celebrated on the day of Krishna Triodashi, falls on Thursday, March 10 this year. On the occasion of Mahashivaratri, the special puja fund, which has been stopped at Pashupatinath temple due to corona since April last year, is starting from March 10. On the day of Mahashivaratri, the fund has announced special worship of only Rs 5,100 and Rs 11,000.
Devotees visiting Pashupati on Mahashivaratri must adhere to health safety standards, including the use of masks. The fund is ready to maintaining physical distance inside the main temple.
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