Palanchowk Bhagwati and Chandeswari fair halted
The historical Baisakh Poornima fair held in Palanchwok Bhagwati temple in Paanchkhal Municipality-9 and in Chandeswari temple in Banepa Municipality-5 have been postponed due to the lockdown imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Only pooja will be held while the fair has been cancelled for this year, Mayor of Paanchakhal Mahesh Kharel said. Ward no. 9 office has also communicated to all trustees to ensure that the fair held on May 7 and 8 is not held and the pooja is done observing social distancing.
Likewise, the fair in Chandeswar temple has been stopped considering the risk of Corona Virus, the Banepa municipality has said. The chariot festival has also been halted, said member of the Chandeswari Khaccha Guthi member Raghubir Chaupradhan.