Shantipur temple to be renovated

9th May, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Swoyambhu Byabasthapan Tatha Sanrakshan Mahasamiti, a general body responsible for the management, upkeep and conservation of the Swoyambhunath area, has started renovation of the Shantipur temple at an estimated cost of Rs 40 million.

The Mahasamiti is carrying out the renovation from its own fund. The ancient temple was badly damaged by the April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and its aftershocks. It is in a derelict and wobbly. The temple lies some 300 metres from the Swoyambhunath Mahachaitya.

The Department of Archaeology has given permission to the Mahasamiti to carry out the repair works as per the temple's original architecture. It is said the repair and renovation works would be carried out using the new technology.