Bal Gopaleshwar Temple at Ranipokhari to be open for public on Bhai Tika this year
October 10, 2020 02:25 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Bal Gopaleshwar Temple located in the middle of the historic Ranipokhari (Queen’s Pond) will remain open for public on the day of Bhai Tika during the Tihar festival this year.
The reconstruction of Ranipokhari and the temple which was ravaged by the 2015 massive earthquake was completed in the third week of September this year.
The heritage will be inaugurated by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the eve of the festival of Dashain. Preparations for the function are underway, according to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). Clean-up works and installation of electric lights around the pond is going on on a war footing, said heritage expert at the NRA, Raju Man Manandhar.
In the following three years since the quake, the reconstruction could not take place due to internal disputes at the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Department of Archeology. Finally, the NRA took up the reconstruction works.