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Devotees throng Sheshnarayan to observe Haribodhini festival


Kathmandu, 19 Nov (2018) – Devotees thronged the Sheshnarayan Temple based in southern part of Kathmandu today to observe the Haribodhini Ekadashi fair.

People from the Kathmandu Valley and the Dakshinkali and its surroundings flock to the shrine early morning today to observe the festival dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu.

The public belief is that upon visiting the temple and worshipping the Lord Vishnu or Narayan, devotees will be
blessed by family peace and happiness and their wishes will come true, said local social worker Dilip Sharma.

The Haribodhini Ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of the Shukla Paksha or the bright fortnight in the Nepali month
of Kattik in the lunar calendar. It is marked by the rituals dedicated to the Lord Vishnu.

The temple of Sheshnarayan lies around 16 kilometers south to Kathmandu. The temple is one of the four Narayan temples in the Kathmandu Valley. The Sheshnarayan Temple including other temples of three Narayan Ichangunarayan, Bisankhunarayan and Chagun arayan were believed to have been built during the Lichhavi era.

The Buddhists also visit the temple to pay homage to the Hindu God. Today, marriage rituals of the basil sapling planted on the day of Harishayani Ekadashi that falls in the month of Asar, are performed. RSS