President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Dashian Tika, Kojagrat Purnima, Navadurga Temple

President Bidya Devi Bhandari (left) receives Tika and Jamara from the Priest Julal Karmacharya of Navadurga Temple in Bhaktapur on the occasion of Kojagrat Purnima, on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: On the occasion of Kojagrat Purnima, the last day of 15-day Badadashain festival, President Bidya Devi Bhandari visited the Navadurga Temple of Bhaktapur today and performed pooja of Navadurga Bhawani.

She also received Tika and Prasad on the occasion.

Head of the Navadurga Temple, Tej Maya Banmala, facilitated the pooja and pay the homage to the Navadurga while priest of the Temple, Julal Karmacharya, handed over the Jamara and Tika to the Head of the State.

Earlier, upon arrival at the Temple premises, President Bhandari was received by Bhaktapur's Chief District Officer Tej Prasad Paudel, Superintendent of Police Kiran Bajracharya, Local Development Officer Dhruva Bahadur Koirala and Head of Guthi Office Lekhnath Sapkota, among others. On the occasion, President Bhandari gave the head and priests of the temple

On the occasion, President Bhandari gave the head and priests of the Temple a dakshina of Rs 505 each.

The President had reached the Temple premises at 4:10 pm and left at 4:30 pm. In their brief meeting with the President, the

In their brief meeting with the President, the devgans (staff) of the Temple shared their poor economic condition and demanded that the government provide them with proper financial support.

In response, President Bhandari summoned the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Jeevan Bahadur Shahi, who was also present on the occasion, and directed him to make necessary arrangement to address the concerns of the devgans.

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