At least 25 special priest have arrived in Ktm to do the Kshama Puja (Forgiveness worship). As per the authorities this has to be done before replacing the existing silver jalhari of the temple with gold plated jalhari. It is necessary to do the Kshama Puja if there is need to make any changes to the temple, replace idols or if regular prayers are obstructed for some reasons.
Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT), have invited a total of 121 priest which includes 96 Nepali priests to do this riturals.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had offered Rs 300 million for the purpose and additional Rs 200 million was managed by PADT itself. PADT has already started the work to gold plate the roof of the Pashupati temple and Basaha in front of the temple.