Ranipokhari temple reconstruction to be complete by Tihar

KATHMANDU: Reconstruction works of the Balgopal Temple inside the Ranipokhari Temple would be completed by upcoming Tihar festival.

The Temple was damaged in the April 25 earthquake last year.

The Temple opens for commoners only on the day of Bhaitika during Tihar festival each year.

The Temple is going to be reconstructed and renovated after 350 years by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

A KMC official Uttar Kumar Regmi said that the Temple would get a new look after reconstruction. Around Rs 12 million has been allocated for the reconstruction project.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on January 16 had inaugurated the mega reconstruction campaign from the Ranipokhari premises.

Different parks would be also constructed during the reconstruction campaign.