KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Former king Gyanendra has urged the government and all else concerned to keep the temple of Pashupatinath above politics. The former king made this appeal at a meeting with a group of journalists on Saturday.
The row over appointment of new priests at the country´s most revered Hindu shrine entered its seventh day Saturday.
"I urge the government of Nepal and all else concerned to bring normalcy back to the daily worship and rituals at the temple," Phani Raj Pathak, Gyanendra´s former press secretary, quoted him as saying to the journalists.
The Maoist-led government had appointed two Nepali priests to the temple following resignation by Indian priests. Priests from south India have traditionally officiated at Pashupatinath.
The then kings and queens of Nepal used to be the patron and chairperson respectively of the Pashupati Area Development Trust until the king was stripped of his powers after the April movement of 2006.
Next thing the Himalayas are to be made in china.
nromalcy or rather normality is GOOD.
what defines normality depends on religion, caste, faith and tenets.
No one dares speak up least they be called reactionary. Or is it revolutionary to burn tyres? This is not about hindu or even money it is about keep peace going. And let the government take back their mistakes let the opposition win a little stupid thing thoug Pashupatinah is like Yak and Yeti a Status Symbol of holiness