SAPTARI Oct 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today visited the famous Chhinnamasta goddess temple at the Chhinnamasta village in Saptari district and offered special worship.
The President also paid homage at the Shiva, Narayan and Hanuman temples in the Chhinnamasta Temple complex.
On the occasion, she also received 'tika' and 'prasad' of the special worship from the temple peethadhish Mahakanta Thakur.
After the special worship, the President laid the foundation stone of the pavilion for the Shree Shree 1008 Lakshya Chandi Rudra Mahayagya, a grand religious fire offering ritual, being held for the first time in the country. The Mahayagya religious ceremony, organised to pray for world peace and human welfare, will start from March 29, 2017.
Addressing a special function on the occasion, President Bhandari said each and every citizen of Nepal, a country with religious, cultural and caste diversity, should be committed to peace and wellbeing of humankind without any prejudice.
She urged one and all to adopt the path of development, relinquishing the instability, discrimination and conflict that prevailed in the country in over the last two decades as it has done nobody good.
The President said that she prayed for peace in the country and welfare of all in the special worship at the temple.
Stating that the Chhinnamasta temple has its unique and historical importance, she said locals and the government should take initiatives for its development.
Peethadhish Mahakanta Thakur and former VDC chairman of Chhinnamasta VDC, Satya Narayan Yadav, welcomed the President and presented a letter of felicitation to her.
The Chhinnamasta Temple is among the major goddess temples in the world. The temple dedicated to the goddess Chhinnamasta was originally built by King Shakra Singh about one thousand years back, upon coming across the idol of the goddess inside a cave called Pokharey Gufa while hunting in the forest.
The temple is spread over 14 bigha land while the temple complex has a pond and the temples of various gods and goddesses.
Thousands of Hindu devotees from within the country and carious places of India visit the temple every year. RSS