Gorkha, September 14
The Manakamana Temple in Gorkha district of Gandaki Province, which attracts millions of visitors every year, has been reconstructed around 41 months after the 2015 earthquake.
The Temple Reconstruction Committee has stated that the reconstruction of temple itself has been over recently.
“Now, we are yet to pave the yard with stones and construct a retaining wall,” informs the Committee’s coordinator Narendra Babu Shrestha.
Whereas the Department of Archaeology is estimating the cost for retaining wall, the Committee has already decided to bring stones for the yard from Nuwakot, according to him.
Shrestha says the reconstruction cost Rs 130 million. “We have used 18 kilogram gold, which cost Rs 100 million alone.”
The Department of Archaeology had provided Rs 40 million for the reconstruction. The rest was collected from the visitors.
Shrestha assures that the devotees can perform puja inside the temple from the Dashain festival which will be celebrated next month.
Published on September 14th, Friday, 2018 3:10 PM