Ranipokhari to Open for Public on Bhaitika
Kathmandu – The Bal Gopaleshwor Temple at historic Ranipokhari would be open to the public on the day of Bhaitika during the Tihar festival this year, it has been said. Reconstruction of Ranipokhari and the temple damaged by the 2015 earthquake was completed in the third week of September.
Preparations were underway for the chief of the state to inaugurate the newly reconstructed Ranipokhari before the Dashain festival beginning October 17, said the National Reconstruction Authority. Clean-up work and setting up electric lights around the pond had been underway, said heritage expert at the NRA Raju Man Manandhar.
In the following three years since the quake, the reconstruction could not take place due to internal disputes at the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Department of Archeology. Finally, the NRA took up the reconstruction works.
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