Tourism Minister inspects and directs to reconstruct Bishwarupa Temple

28th Jun, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai visited the Pashupati Bankali area today and inspected the condition of the Bishwarupa temple there. After receiving comments on social media saying that the 158-year-old temple was in a damaged and dilapidated condition, Minister Bhattarai himself directed Pashupati Bankali to install a temporary roof in the temple within a week to protect it from the sun and start the process of constructing permanent infrastructure immediately.

Minister Bhattarai, who reached Pashupati with Secretary Kedar Babu Adhikari and Director General of the Department of Archeology Damodar Gautam, instructed the officials of the fund, "I will come for inspection again next week. At that time, it should be properly protected by constructing a temporary structure." He also instructed the fund to restore its deteriorating appearance to its old form and style.

Built in the style of a dome, the temple was established in 1919 BS by Jung Bahadur Rana. The statue of Bhairav, found on the way back from the Nepal-Bhot war, is said to have important historical, religious and archeological features as it was erected in this temple.