Female devotees throng Pashupatinath Temple (photo feature)

24th Aug, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, August 24: Female devotees have started thronging Pashupatinath Temple from today morning to celebrate Haritalika Teej festival.

The devotees started queuing up at the temple from as early as 2 am, while all four doors of the temple have remained open, said the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

Approximately 150,000 female devotees worshipped at the temple until 8 am, informed the PADT. Any programme has not been arranged to hold a special puja at the temple for today, said Director of the PADT Bhola Sitaula.

Meanwhile, President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to offer worship at the temple at 6 pm today.

Also, female devotees have thronged various main Shiva temples in Bhaktapur to celebrate the festival.