Covid-19: Nepal’s Taleju Bhawani Temple opens for devotees after 2 years – Occasions of India



KATHMANDU: Lengthy and meandering traces stretched to all attainable corners of Basantapur Durbar Sq. for the reason that early morning of Thursday because the Taleju Bhawani Temple re-opened its gates for devotees after a spot of two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Opened every year on the day of Maha Navami, Taleju Bhawani is thought to be the primary Goddess of Newa, additionally thought of because the saviour of youngsters.
Nevertheless, this yr the doorways had been re-opened within the early morning after the administration of vaccines to folks residing in main city areas of Nepal and depleting the variety of Covid-19 cases.
Together with the jabs, Basantapur Durbar Sq. Supervision Workplace in coordination with native golf equipment this yr distributed masks and sanitisers to devotees who had been visiting the temple.
“Final yr it remained closed. I’m feeling elated to go to the temple this yr,” Nilkantha Gautam, a devotee informed ANI after visiting the temple.
The Taleju Bhawani temple located inside the Hanumandhoka Durbar space is opened solely on the day of Mahanawami or Ashwin Shukla Navami (the ninth day within the month of Asoj as per lunar calendar) yearly.
In the meantime, the Tulaja Bhawani Goddess was taken amidst a ritualistic procession to the Mulchowk space of the Hanumandhoka Durbar Space on the auspicious hour of seven:11 am on Thursday morning, the time was mounted by the Nepal Calendar Willpower Committee.
The statue of the Goddess might be saved at Mulchowk the place a particular puja could be provided at midnight on Nawami by sacrificing 54 male goats and 54 male buffaloes.
The grand statue of the Goddess Taleju is positioned at Mulchowk and worshipped till the day of Vijaya Dashami. It’s taken to the temple sanctum sanctorum on the morning of Vijaya Dashami amidst a religious procession.
“I’m feeling extraordinarily blissful; the queue additionally proceeded ahead with none impediment. The concern of Covid-19 an infection additionally appears to have lessened with the drop in instances. I pray for the top of coronavirus and safety of all and their healthiness,” Ram Kumari Baniya, one other devotee informed ANI.
The traditional temple which dates again to Malla-era opens solely on the ninth day of the waxing moon within the month of Asoj as per the lunar calendar.
Particular worship is carried out to Durga Bhawani at present on the event of the Mahanawami and the ‘jamara’ which have been germinated is obtainable to the goddesses at varied shrines.
Male goats, geese, roosters and male buffalos are sacrificed at varied temples devoted to the Goddesses. Those that don’t sacrifice animals or birds, supply vegetables and fruit to the Goddess.
The Durga Saptasati and Devi Strota scriptures are additionally recited at dwelling and in temples on this present day. As talked about within the Markandeya Purana, Goddess Chamunda had slain the demon Raktabij on the day of Maha Navami.
On this present day, the safety forces additionally carry out what is known as the ‘kot puja’ or worship of the armouries.




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