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5,000 saplings to be planted at Nepal's Pashupatinath temple

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

will plant 5,000 saplings in the iconic temple premises with an objective of beautifying the fifth-century world with greenery.

The temple is regarded as the most sacred and oldest (Pashupati) in

The temple is located on the banks of the

for Culture and Tourism Rabindra Adhikari initiated the campaign to plant saplings.

Two hundred and fifty saplings of various species including Belpatra, Lothsallo, Chilaune, Lapsi and Parijat were planted at Mrigasthali area of the temple, according to Pravin Dhakal, of the

The trust has decided to allow people to plant saplings in the Pashupati area on special occasions.

The temple is the holy where hundreds of thousands of people from different parts of and visit annually.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 00:20 IST