August 23, 2019 08:30 PM NPT
Photo Courtesy: RSS
LALITPUR, Aug 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari visited Patan-based Krishna Mandir, the temple of Lord Krishna, and performed puja for 10 minutes.
President Bhandari visited the temple as per the tradition of temple visit by the Head of the State on the occasion of Krishna Janmastami every year. The main priest at the temple, Pratapdhar Sharma, offered tika and prasad to President Bhandari.
A team of people's representatives including Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Chiribabu Maharjan, and Deputy-Mayor Gita Satyalhad welcomed President Bhandari at the temple. On the occasion, the President observed the monuments at the Patan Durbar Square and enquired about reconstruction. A large number of people have thronged the temple to worship Shree Krishna from 1:00 am.
Devotees from Kathmandu Valley as well as neighboring districts visit the temple. Superintendent of Police at the Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur, Durga Singh, said that robust security was maintained at Patan Durbar Square in view of a large number of devotees visiting the religious shrine.