• search
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now  
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

President Mukherjee visits Pashupati Nath temple

By Ians
|

Kathmandu, Nov 3: Visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday morning performed a special 'puja' in Pashupati Nath temple, the revered Hindu shrine located in the bank of the Bagmati river.

According to the Pashupati Nath Area Development Trust (PADT), President Mukherjee lit one lakh 'batti' (wicks) and sprinkled 'panchamrita' -- mixture of five ingredients including milk, curd, honey, sugar and ghee.

Prez visits Pashupati Nath temple

As per the set tradition, 108 'bautk' (Hindu boys) welcomed Mukherjee at the temple premises by chanting mantras and played the 'thime' and 'panchai baja' -- traditional Nepali and Newari musical instrtuments.

Huge security presence was seen in Pashupati Nath temple area which is considered as majur pligrimage destination for Hindus.

Read More: President Mukherjee holds talks with Nepalese counterpart

Mukherjee reached Kathmandu on Wednesday marking the first ever visit by an Indian President in 18 years.

Later on Thursday, the Kathmandu University will confer D.Litt to Mukherjee, who will become the third person to be given such honorary degree besides Karan Singh (India) and Satya Mohan Joshi.

After the function, Mukherjee will be feted with a civic reception in the capital city organised by Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

Then he will address a concluding function on Nepal-India Dialogue jointly organized by India Foundation and Nepal Policy Research Organisation where diplomats and experts from both the countries will suggest a way out for consolidating bilateral ties.

After the function, the President will have interact with leaders from various political parties including the agitating Madheshis.

After his meeting, President Mukherjee will attend a banquet hosted by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

IANS

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more
X