Worshippers throng Taleju Bhawani Temple in capital city on Maha Nawami

KATHMANDU: The Taleju Bhawani Temple at Hanumandhoka in Kathmandu Durbar Square has been opened to the public today on the occasion of Maha Nawami, the ninth day of the 10-day Bada Dashain festival.

As the temple of goddess Taleju Bhawani is opened for general public only on the day of Maha Nawami, a large number of worshippers have been thronging the temple since early morning.

Representatives from the Hanumandhoka Herchaha Adda and volunteers have been managing the crowd of devotees.

Two queues have been set to facilitate devotees and visitors to enter the temple — one from Indrachowk and another from New Road. Meanwhile, religious rituals are taking place in the temple.

It is believed that the worshippers on this day are blessed with peace, prosperity and happiness.

The historic temple built during the Malla Dynasty was damaged in 2015 earthquake and is still under reconstruction.

Other historic buildings on the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square were built in the period ruled by King Ratna Malla to King Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah. Jagannath Temple, Shiva-Parvati Temple, Thulo Ghantaghar, Kal Bhairav, Maiju Dega, Kumarighar, Basantapur Durbar, Gaddi Baithak, Kasthamandap are among remarkable landmarks in the area.