(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) World Cultural Heritage Nepal Corpse Burning Temple will reopen

  China News Agency, Kathmandu, November 30 (Reporter Zhang Chenyi) On the 30th, relevant parties in Nepal decided that the World Cultural Heritage Nepal Pashupatinath Temple (commonly known as the Temple of Burning Corpse) will reopen on December 16.

  The Pashupatina Regional Development Management Office said on the same day that in order to reduce the risk of the spread of the new crown virus, after the reopening, believers still need to abide by the sanitary rules when entering the temple complex, such as maintaining a certain social distance between people; A specific door enters the temple area and leaves from another specific door.

  The Burning Corpse Temple is the most sacred of the temples dedicated to the great Hindu god Shiva, and Shiva, the most important festival of Hinduism, is celebrated here.

The Burning Temple is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, and local people often choose to cremate the dead here and scatter the ashes into the Bagmati River.

The Burning Corpse Temple entered the World Cultural Heritage List in 1979.

  There are many temples, ashrams, and inscriptions in the Burning Temple area, which is one of the important tourist attractions in Nepal.

In the past, many international tourists visited every day.

At the same time, the Burning Temple is also an important settlement for Hindu ascetics.

  To prevent the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Nepal announced a nationwide blockade at the end of March this year.

The Burning Corpse Temple has also been closed since then.

This is also the longest time the Burning Corpse Temple has been closed in history.

  In July this year, the Nepalese government decided to lift the nationwide blockade.

Since then, many organizations including the World Federation of Hindus have protested to the Nigerian government: Since public transportation can be restored, why can't the Temple of Burning the Corpse be reopened to the outside world?

  In recent times, the number of new coronavirus cases in Nepal has remained at an average of about 1,500 per day.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal on the afternoon of the 30th, in the past 24 hours, there have been 1,474 new coronavirus infections nationwide, with a total of 233,452; 29 new deaths, with a total of 1,508.