Indian priests were heckled, beaten up and their clothes torn. It has now been revealed that the exchange of priests between India and Nepal is an old tradition among the priests in as much as at the Kashi Vishwanath temple the priest is Nepalese.
The tradition was set by Adi Shankaracharya who had even introduced Nepalese priests in the Rameshwaram temple in Tamil Nadu; where Sri Ram (Lord Rama), the incarnation of Vishnu, worshipped Siva, one of the principal trinity, with the object of receiving Siva’s blessings upon him to defeat and kill Ravana, a Brahmin king ruling Lanka (row Sri Lanka) who received many a favour and boon from Lord Siva by making sacrifices and undergoing penance and thus could not be easily defeated Prachanda continued his anti Indian tirade in Dec. 2009, & blamed India for all Nepalese problems.
He even declared Kathmandu valley an independent area. In 1988, Rajiv Gandhi had imposed a humiliating embargo on Nepal, when he was disallowed entry into the Pashupati Nath temple because of his religion he was not considered to be a Hindu on account of his interreligious marriage with Christian Lady of Italian origin, who procured Indian citizenship through the process of naturalization.
The Chinese are consolidating their influence in Nepal by promising more financial assistance and even a railway line from Lhasa to Kathmandu.