Ranipokhari’s Balgopaleshwar temple gets its pinnacle back

The pinnacle of Balgopaleshwar temple at the centre of Ranipokhari is being reinserted after the reconstruction, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Kathmandu, October 1

After the successful reconstruction of historic Ranipokhari, destroyed by the 2015 earthquake, the reconstruction of Balgopaleshwar temple at the centre of the pond has also been complete.

Concerned government officials and locals inserted the pinnacle (gajur) of the temple on Thursday morning.

Whereas the temple was in the Gumbaz style before the earthquake, the reconstruction has adopted the Granthakut (Shikhar) style after archaeologists concluded that the temple’s original style was Granthakut.

Now, the government plans to leave some fish there in the pond before inaugurating the reconstructed pond.

As President Bidya Devi Bhandari had laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction project, she is likely to inaugurate the reconstructed pond.

See the complete timeline of Ranipokhari reconstruction here.

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