Deserted Gokarneshwor Mahadev on Kushi Aunshi
Kushe Aunshi, which most of the Nepalis celebrate as the Father’s Day as per the Hindu culture. But the temple this seems to be deserted amid COVID-19
In the normal time, Gokarneshwor Mahadev temple used to attract thousands of visitors from around the country and even from India. Kushe Aunshi, which most of the Nepalis celebrate as the Father’s Day as per the Hindu culture. But the temple this seems to be deserted amid COVID-19
Devotees are marking the festival by paying respects to their living or deceased fathers on Wednesday this year also, pilgrims used to take place as who has lost their father they visit Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple to offer prayer to their deceased father.
The temple’s priest Jagadish Prasad Bhatta says the temple premises would attract crowds even around three days before the festival in the past years, but this year, it is completely quiet.
Further, the District Administration Office has barred the public from performing any religious or cultural function except daily worships and prayers so as to avoid any crowd. The administration has also sealed off the temple so as to ensure the implementation of the restrictive order.
A few devotees had reached the site today also, but they could not enter the temple premises.
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