Renovation of quake-damaged Anantapur Temple initiated


24th May, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, May 24: Department of Archaeology (DoA) has initiated the renovation of the Anantapur Temple in the Swoyambhunath stupa complex in Kathmandu.

The 7.6 magnitude Gorkha Earthquake on April 25, 2015 and its subsequent aftershocks had caused damages to some of the parts of the Temple that is situated in the religious monument enlisted in the UNSECO World Heritage Site.
Although two years have elapsed since the quake and its toll on the Anantapur Temple, the Swoyambhu Management and Conservation Committee had not been able to renovate the temple in lack of adequate fund.
The DoA has, thus, supported the cause to rebuild the temple of historical, cultural and religious significance, said DoA Director General Besh Narayan Dahal.
The renovation is expected to be complete by mid-July, Director General Dahal said. The DoA has been conducting a study of the other quake damaged stupas and archeologically important heritages for it to do the needful.