Construction of Ram Janaki Temple worth Rs 100 mln underway in Palpa

RAMPUR: The construction of Ram Janaki Temple is underway in Rampur Municipality-5 of Palpa district according to the Ram Janaki Temple Council Conservation Committee.

Phaneshwor Gautam, Chairperson of the Conservation Committee at Rampur, informed that the construction project, with an estimated cost of Rs 100 million, aims to conserve and protect the historically and religiously significant "Ram Chulo" by building a temple and other religious structures around it.

According to a myth, in Tetra Yuga, Hindu God Ram, on his journey of 12 years of exile, had rested at the current Bejhad bazaar in the district and prepared his meal in a stove built with three stones, which was later named "Ram Chulo".

"The project will help increase the internal and external religious tourism in the district," chairperson Gautam added.

Local people and concerned authorities have contributed towards the construction fund.

Earlier, locals collected more than Rs 20 million for the construction of the temple in the district by organising a Shrimad Bhagavat Gyan Mahayagya in 2071 BS.