Former king Gyanendra will visit India from February 5. He is going to participate in Pattabhishek (coronation) festival of Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswoti in Orissa, according to his private secretariat.
The secretariat has not divulged the exact date and length of his stay there though. Gyanendra is expected to stay there for 10 days. He will fly directly to Kolkata instead of going to Delhi.
He had gone to Lucknow by road from western Nepal a couple of weeks back and met Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.