King offers puja at Krishna temple

Birendranagar, August 26:

King Gyanendra visited the Radhakrishna Temple in Kalungchok on the occasion of Srikrishnajanmastami today and offered puja to the Lord Srikrishna. The King also received tika and prasad offered to him by the priest of the temple, Krishna Prasad Chalise. The King granted audience to devotees, who were chanting religious hymns dedicated to the Lord Yogeshwar Srikrishna on the temple premises, and received bouquets from them on the occasion. Thousands of men and women hailed and greeted the King when the he reached the Radhakrishna temple. The King travelled on foot from the temple up to Kalungchok and interacted with teachers, students, social workers, industrialists, businessmen, entrepreneurs,

the blind and physically handicapped, senior citizens, politicians and members of the general public. They had gathered along the route to welcome the King. He acquired information about difficulties facing them and their desires.

The King also granted audience to members of the civil society, who had gathered at different places on the way by stopping the the King’s cavalcade while returning to the Royal Nepalese Army Number 4 Brigade. Earlier, upon arrival at the Radhakrishna Temple, the King was accorded a welcome by the Assistant Minister for Water Resources, Binod Kumar Shaha, Regional Administrator of the Mid-western Development Region, Mrigendra Kumar Singh Yadav, Chairman of the Surkhet District Development Committee (DDC), Basanta Kumar Thapa, Chief District Officer Durga Nidhi Sharma, and senior officers of security bodies.