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Pashupatinath temple, Lumbini included in World Book of Records

November 13, 2018

Kathmandu, Nov 12: World Book of Records, London, has listed Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. 

While Pashupatinath Temple has been listed by World Book of Record for being one of the oldest temples with mythological importance, Lumbini has been listed for being one of the most-visited temples in the world.

Former Union Minister of India, Shri Kalraj Mishra, Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Nepal, Rabindra Adhikari, Member of British Parliament Shri Virendra Sharma, Chairman of World Book of Records, London, Dr Diwakar Sukul, President New Delhi, WBR, Dr Sonia Rawat, In-charge of World Book of Records, Nepal, Sagar Katuwal were among those present at the function held in Kathmandu.

Significantly, the Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and scared Hindu temple. The temple was erected anew in the 15th century by Lichchhavi King Shupuspa. And Lumbini, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the abode of peace and an ultimate pilgrimage for the Buddhist devotees and peace lovers from all over the world.

Addressing the function, Minister Adhikari thanked World Book of Records (WBR) London for recognizing the importance of these places and including them in the WBR. He expressed hope that WBR would be able to include many individuals and many more other places from Nepal in the days to come.

WBR is one of the leading organizations in international certification of world records. It works from the UK, the USA, Australia, Mauritius and India with a global network. It recognizes the potential of talent and capabilities in world record through international certification.

WBR awards two individuals, Dwarika's Hotel 

Chairperson of Himalayan Bank, Manoj Bahadur Shrestha has been honored by WBR for his contribution to the banking sector. WBR also awarded Sagar Katuwal for his contribution and service to old age people across the country. 

In the function, Dwarika's Hotel was certified with the world standardization certificate (WSC) and the certificate was handed to managing director of Dwarika's Hotel, Sangita Shrestha by Indian Union Minister Mishra. The hotel was awarded for its world class hospitality.