2,000 devotees visit Gosainkunda on Janai Purnima

RASUWA: Some 2000 devotees visited Gosainkunda, a famous pilgrimage site in the Rasuwa district this time and took a holy dip in the alpine lake, on the occasion of Janai Purnima festival.

The devotees started streaming to this holy site a week before the day of the festival.

Devotees from various places including Kathmandu Valley, Kavre, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Makwanpur, Dang, Sarlahi, Chitwan, Syangja, Kaski, Jhapa among others visited Gosainkunda this festival time.

They begin returning from Gosainkunda after taking holy bath from today itself.

Two of the devotees who suffered from altitude sickness on Thursday were rescued and treated by the Nepalese Army in the Kalijung Battalion-run health camp.

They have returned home after treatment, police said.

Meanwhile, two new trekking routes – one leading from Sundarijall in Kathmandu and another from Samundratar in Nuwakot – recently came into operation with all the necessary preparations for the tourists and pilgrims to visit the Gosainkunda Fair on the occasion.