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June 6, 2019 10:58 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, June 6: The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu owns 9.276 kg of gold and 1.3 billion rupees in cash, a report has revealed.
The data was made public, for the first time in history, by a committee formed by the government to investigate the assets owned by the shire, ANI reported.
The committee has carried out a study and survey on the basis of prevailing data over a period of 10 months.
After analyzing the record from Pashupati Area Development trusts (PADT) Financial Department, the committee found out that a total of 1.3 billion rupees has been deposited in banks.
Built in the 5th century, the shrine is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva.
The lands, rest houses and stalls of the temples fall under the unmovable properties of the temple. Currently, 9994.14 hectares land is covered by three offices which fall under the PADT.
Apart from it, in the record of utensils in “Bombe Treasury” owned by temple and property of various Guthis which falls under the temple that is kept in the main treasury of the temple.
The Supreme Court of Nepal has passed an order to keep the treasury closed.
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