Kankeshwori temple to be reconstructed

9th Aug, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, August 09: The 184-year old Kankeshwori Temple based in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-19 is to be rebuilt with the support from the Department of Archeology.

The temple that was damaged by the 2015 April earthquake has its own historic and archeological importance. It is to be rebuild at a cost of Rs 31 million.

The Kankeshwori Temple Reconstruction Committee has taken the lead to rebuild the temple and Nepali Congress central member and former minister Nabindra Raj Joshi laid a foundation stone for the reconstruction amidst a programme here today.

On the occasion, he insisted on the need of promoting religious tourism in the country rich in terms of the historic, cultural and archaeological significance.

Three years are expected to take to carry out the rebuild works, temple reconstruction committee member Pushkar Pandey said.