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PM Oli, Indian PM Modi flag off Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service

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JANAKPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly launched a bus service between Janakpur-Ayodhya announcing the Ramayan Circuit.

The circuit connects religious sites of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita in Nepal and India.

Janakpur is known as the birthplace of Sita, the wife of Lord Rama. Janaki temple was built in memory of Sita in 1910. Janaki temple, the three-storied structure made entirely of stone and marble is 50-metre high and spread over 4860 sq feet.

On the occasion, Indian PM Modi said :”I am honoured to have been able to come to the birthplace of ‘mata Janaki’. Idia and Nepal will work towards building ‘Ramayan’ circuit between both the countries. This will act as a foundation for strong people to people contact between the two nations”.

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He added that the relationship between Ayodhya and Janakpur was unbreakable. “This circuit will develop religious tourism. It also will strengthen connectivity between the two nations.”

Earlier, PM Modi offered special prayers at the Ram Janaki Mandir, making him the first Indian Prime Minister to do so with Khodasopachar rituals.

Likewise, PM KP Sharma Oli said that the bus service would increase people to people connectivity.

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Maha Astami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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