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

KATHMANDU: Long and meandering strains stretched to all potential corners of Basantapur Durbar Square for the reason that early morning of Thursday because the (*2*) re-opened its gates for devotees after a niche of two years as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Opened annually on the day of Maha Navami, Taleju Bhawani is thought to be the primary Goddess of Newa, additionally thought-about because the saviour of youngsters.
However, this 12 months the doorways have been re-opened within the early morning after the administration of vaccines to folks dwelling in main city areas of Nepal and depleting the quantity of Covid-19 cases.
Along with the jabs, Basantapur Durbar Square Supervision Office in coordination with native golf equipment this 12 months distributed masks and sanitisers to devotees who have been visiting the temple.
“Last year it remained closed. I am feeling elated to visit the temple this year,” Nilkantha Gautam, a devotee informed ANI after visiting the temple.
The Taleju Bhawani temple located throughout 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.
Meanwhile, the Tulaja Bhawani Goddess was taken amidst a ritualistic procession to the Mulchowk space of the Hanumandhoka Durbar Area on the auspicious hour of 7:11 am on Thursday morning, the time was fastened by the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee.
The statue of the Goddess will likely be stored at Mulchowk the place a particular puja can 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 is taken to the temple sanctum sanctorum on the morning of Vijaya Dashami amidst a religious procession.
“I am feeling extremely happy; the queue also proceeded forward without any obstacle. The fear of Covid-19 infection also seems to have lessened with the drop in cases. I pray for the end of coronavirus and protection of all and their healthiness,” Ram Kumari Baniya, one other devotee informed ANI.
The historical 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.
Special worship is carried out to Durga Bhawani in the present day on the event of the Mahanawami and the ‘jamara’ which have been germinated is obtainable to the goddesses at numerous shrines.
Male goats, geese, roosters and male buffalos are sacrificed at numerous temples devoted to the Goddesses. Those who don’t sacrifice animals or birds, provide vegatables and fruits to the Goddess.
The Durga Saptasati and Devi Strota scriptures are additionally recited at house and in temples on today. As talked about within the Markandeya Purana, Goddess Chamunda had slain the demon Raktabij on the day of Maha Navami.
On today, the safety forces additionally carry out what is named the ‘kot puja’ or worship of the armouries.

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