The 300-year-old Dathu Baha (Jetbarna Mahabihar), a monastery based in Madhyapur Thimi municipality in Bhaktapur, has been renovated. The three centuries old Buddhist temple, which could not be renovated for long, was largely damaged by the April 2015 earthquakes.

The renovation works started at the initiative of Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha. It was restored to its original structure.

The local government has launched efforts to conserve, renovate and rebuild the cultural, natural and historic heritages in the town as a campaign.

The monastery dating back to Nepal Sambat 825 was built during the reign of the then Malla King Bhupatindra Malla, according to Monastery Reconstruction Consumers' Committee Chair Nanda Krishna Shrestha.

The four faces of the Buddhist temple are reconstructed according to the Malla era architectural style.

Yellow, white and black clay was used for renovation.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 9 2021, of The Himalayan Times.