Published On: February 12, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: A week-long sanitation program began this morning in order to clean up the Pashupatinath temple premises. The program has been organized by the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) in the lead up to one of the greatest festivals of the Hindus, Mahashivarati.
As part of the campaign organized under the theme 'Pure Pashupatinath, Clean Pashupatinath', the work of painting the walls of Pashupati area and repairing the broken stairs have begun.
Meanwhile, preparations for Mahashivratri festival have started in different locations of Pashupatinath area. As the festival nears, various areas of Pashupatinath are now decorated with flowers and illuminating lights.
The Pashupatinath temple area is being decorated with flowers in collaboration with the Marwadi society of Nepal, according to Member-Secretary of the PADT, Dr Milan Kumar Thapa. The Mahashivarati festival falls on February 18 this year.
Also taking part in the sanitation campaign, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Sudan Kirati instructed PADT officials to keep dustbins for storing and disaggregating degradable and non-degradable waste materials in the Pashupatinath area and arrange sufficient number of toilets for devotees thronging the area during the festival.
Minister Kirati said Pashupatinath temple, a cultural center for Hindus around the world, should always be kept clean and beautiful.
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