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January 19, 2022

Pashupatinath Temple closed for visitors

Kathmandu: The Pashupatinath Temple has been closed once again for visitors with effect from Wednesday owing to the escalating risk of the new variant of  Covid-19.

The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT), confirmed that the only Hindu venerated temple in Kathmandu valley has been shut down for the public until further notice.

The temple has been drawing a large number of people in the midst of the growing threat of the lethal virus.

However, PADT authorities revealed that the normal worship of Lord Shiva and offering prayers in few numbers will continue in the premises of the temple by complying with the safety measures.

The temple was closed for the same reason in the year 2020. The decision to close down the temple comes in the wake of the government’s recent decision to prevent all kinds of mass gatherings that might jeopardize public health, as the new variant of Omicron is spreading like a wildfire.

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