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Krishna Mandir in Partan sees significant number of devotees

Kathmandu: Devotees have started thronging the Krishna Mandir, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna at Patan Mangal Bazaar, since the early morning today on the occasion of the Shree Krishna Janmashtami festival.

A large number of devotees visit the temple on this day to pay homage and offer worship to lord Shree Krishna. Bhuwan Bahadur Chitrakar, the caretaker of the temple, said that the temple premises were agog with devotees since 1 am today. He added that devotees continue to stream in since the morning. Chitrakar shared that arrangements have been made to allow 30 women and an equal number of men devotees into the temple at one time for paying obeisance to the deity.

The temple’s gates were opened for the devotees’ entry after the conclusion of the regular worship at 12 midnight. The main priest of the temple, Rupan Sharma Rajopadhya, said that devotees are offered worship without any difficulty. Volunteers have been mobilized for facilitating the devotees to line up and offer worship, said Kiran Man Pradhan, the President of Mangal Tol Sudhar Sangh. Mobile and cameras are not allowed inside the temple. Some of the devotees are singing hymns and dancing on the temple premises.

There are separate queues for women and men. Meanwhile, the Krishna Janmashtami celebration started at the Bhakti Temple, Shyamashyama Dham, Radhe Radhe in Bhaktapur in the morning on the occasion of the Shree Krishna Janmashtami festival today. —

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