Politicization stalls reconstruction of Balgopaleshwor Temple

12th Aug, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, August 12: The pilgrims of Nepal this year also will not be able to pay visit and worship in the Balgopaleshwor Temple, which stood in the middle of the Rani Pokhari (Queen's Pond) in capital Kathmandu.

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The temple which opens only in the day of Bhaitika is yet to be reconstructed as it was ravaged by the shaking caused by the earthquake of 2015. The reconstruction of the temple is being observed by the Kathmandu Metropolitan Office and had promised to complete it by end of October.

Once the construction of the temple was undergoing the Department of Archeology stalled the construction claiming it failing to use the traditional archeological materials for the construction.

"Now we have acquired the responsibility of reconstructing temple and the demolishing of the temple that was constructed using cements and other materials has been completed. It might take a year to complete the given task," Ram Bahadur Kunwar, Spokesperson of the Department of Archeology said.

Now the task of laying the foundation of the temple is going on. The KMC now is constructing the walls around the dried up pond and decorating the premises.