KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday offered a special worship at Pashupatinath Temple expressing resolution for global peace and nation's welfare.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli illuminated 125,000 hand-made cotton lamps (batti).
Prime Minister Oli, who reached the temple of Lord Shiva along with his spouse Radhika Shakya at 8.00 am this morning, offered a special worship as per the temple-stipulated procedure, shared member-secretary of Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) Dr Pradeep Dhakal.
Likewise, PM Oli also directed the PADT's member-secretary and other office-bearers to develop the Pashupati area as a sacred land of Vedic religious people.
PM Oi was accompanied by Minister for Culture Bhanubhakta Dhakal, PM's foreign affairs adviser Dr Rajan Bhattarai and Chief District Officer of Kathmandu Kali Prasad Rijal during the worshipping.
PM Oli was received by PADT member-secretary Dhakal, treasurer Dr Milan Kumar Thapa and members as well as staff at the Pashupati area.
Following the special worship, Pashupati Temple's main priest Rawal Ganesh Bhatta offered prasad to PM Oli. (With inputs from RSS)