December 20, 2020 : The Budhanilkantha Narayansthan temple, which was closed to devotees since March 26 last year due to the global corona epidemic, has reopened to devotees from today (Sunday).
The temple, which has been closed for nine months due to the Corona epidemic, has been reopened on Sunday by maintaining physical distance and adopting health security measures, said Mathadhish Mahant Swami Nigmananda of Budhanilkantha Narayansthan Dasnami Math.
Even though the temple has been closed for nine months, regular worship and Aarti are being held regularly. The temple’s four-month, Kartik Shukla Ekadashi to Purnima fair was postponed this year due to corona.
In Budhanilkantha, there is a religious belief that both Hari and Har, i.e. Vishnu and Shiva, are gods. The supernatural idol of God lying on the water on a large rock is considered unique in the world. That is why people from all over the world come to Budhanilkantha to visit Vedic temples. The Pashupatinath temple, which has been closed since March 26, has also been reopened to devotees since January 25.