BANEPA, Oct 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today conducted a puja at Palanchowk Bhagawati Temple of Panchkhal Municipality-9, Kavrepalanchok on the occasion of Maha Astami, the eighth day of the Dashain festival.
The President follows the tradition wherein the Head of State worships and performs a puja at the temple on this day during the festival. She reached the Birendra Peace Operations Training Center, Panchkhal, in a Nepali Army helicopter and visited the temple at 10AM today.
President Bhandari spent around 15 minutes performing a puja at the temple. The temple is one of the famous shrines in the country. It was constructed during the rule of Lichchhavi King Manadev.