Pashupatinath temple to open from Dec 16

KATHMANDU: The Pashupatinath temple that remained closed for more than eight months following COVID-19 pandemic is all set to reopen for public from December 16.

The Hindu holy shrine will open for pilgrims by abiding with the government-set health protocols including social distancing, said the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

According to Pradip Dhakal, member-secretary of the PADT, a standard operating procedure has been developed for devotees visiting the temple.