The rebuilding of Ranipokhari – that collapsed during the earthquake of 2015 – has brought about a number of widespread disputes and controversies. And even though government offices that have been tasked with its reconstruction claim that they’ve been doing their best, even today – four years after its collapse – the reconstruction of the historical monument isn’t even halfway complete.
The Ranipokhari temple, otherwise closed for the public, was opened on Tuesday. The gates open only twice a year. This year, they were kept open on May 7 (Tuesday) and 9 (Thursday). The temple is open for the visitors on the two days of Dewali (Prayers to the clan Deity). Thursday was the Dewali for Prajapati clan of Bhaktapur.
KATHMANDU, Aug 20: A comparative data of three years maintained by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office (MPCO), Ranipokhari shows a drastic increase of 3870 percent in banking crime cases registered in the Valley in the Fiscal Year 2017/18.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The reconstruction of the historic Ranipokhari in Kathmandu is to be done as per the architectural style and form prevalent during the time of king Pratap Malla in the medieval period.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The temple of Balgopaleswar, that used to open for the public only on the day of Bhai tika during Tihar festival, will not be available for the same this year. This is the second year that the temple will not be open for those wishing to put tika on the auspicious day.
KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office on Friday has handed over the reconstruction task of the Balgopaleshwar Temple, which lies at the center of the Ranipokhari pond, to the Department of Archaeology (DoA).