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Doleshwor temple crowded for Saune Mela

Himalayan News Service
Doleshwor Temple

Devotees throng the Doleshwor Temple in Sipadol of Bhaktapur district, on Monday, August 1, 2016. Mondays in the solar month of Shrawan are considered holy for prayers and worship to Lord Shiva. Photo: RSS

Bhaktapur, August 1

Devotees from various places of the Valley thronged Doleshwor Mahadev temple today in the south-eastern part of Bhaktapur District, to observe the third Monday of Shrawan, a holy month in the Nepali calendar.

Lord Shiva is worshipped in the month of Shrawan.

Speaking to mediapersons today, former chief justice Khil Raj Regmi, who was at Doleshwor temple to worship at the shrine, said that the temple and the area should be developed into a religious tourism hub.

Similarly, Bidur Man Singh, chairperson of Doleshwor Temple Management Committee said, “A master plan to turn this place into a tourism hub is under development.

Although, we may not have been able to provide plenty of facilities to visitors here, we are trying our best to manage the crowd systematically.”

Secretary of the Committee Mohan Balla said, “We have collected Rs 3.4 million of bheti (money offered by devotees) so far. The money will be a great help in implementing the master plan.”

The 38-day long Saaune Mela is still going on at Doleshwor Mahadev temple.

A version of this article appears in print on August 02, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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