The special worship offered at Pashupatinath Temple which closed for the past year due to the pandemic would be resumed from March 9.
Treasurer at the Pashupati Area Development Trust, Dr Milan Kumar Thapa, told RSS that the special worship is to be resumed from March 9 on the occasion of Fagun Krisha Ekadashi by fulfilling all health precautions as there is still the risk of an outbreak.
The PADT is resuming the special worship on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. Preparation has been made to perform two types of special worship—one of Rs 5,100 and another of Rs 11,000 on March 11 on the occasion of Shivaratri, he added.
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An arrangement would be made to allow only two devotees to enter the temple for performing the ritual for Rs 5,100 and four devotees for Rs 11,000 on the day of Shivaratri. The PADT makes an income of up to Rs 100 million annually from special worship.
They had made an income of Rs 94.093 million in the fiscal year 2018/19.
Though the special worship was stopped from the third week of March 2020, the PADT had made an income of Rs 60.18 million, shared Thapa. (RSS)