Kathmandu: The Mayadevi temple in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, which has been closed for eight months due to the Corona epidemic, has also been opened to the public.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has come to Lumbini to announced that the Mayadevi temple is open to the public.
On the occasion, Minister Bhattarai also lit lamps at the Mayadevi temple premises. The local tourism businessmen had been demanding the opening of the Mayadevi temple for a month saying that no tourists had come since the temple was not opened for a long time.
Minister Bhattarai, who is also the chairman of the Lumbini Development Fund, said that the temple, which has been closed since April due to the global corona epidemic, has been reopened to the public following the health standards set by the government.
Earlier, the Lumbini area, except for the Mayadevi temple, was opened for tourists.