Ishaneshwar Mahadev temple reconstructed in Lamjung

LAMJUNG: The reconstruction of Ishaneshwar Mahadev Temple has been completed in Karaputar of Madya Nepal Municipality-7 in Lamjung district. The temple, also known as Santaneshwar Mahadev was damaged in 2015 earthquake.

The temple was built in 1414 BS by the then king Bir Narayan Shah of Lamjung.

The restoration process of the temple began from 2017 with the financial assistance of Rs 12,290,000 from Department of Archeology and is built in Pagoda Style using Bhaktapur Bricks, informed Ishaneshwor Mahadev Temple Area Development Committee chairperson Ram Chandra Ghimire (Shashtri). He agreed that the construction of the temple was delayed as the deadline was set for May 7, 2018.

After the restoration, the temple has planks supporting the copper roof and images of various deities including Vishnu, Shiva and Bhairav have been carved on the doors, windows of the temple, according to Chairperson Ghimire.

Similarly, the temple owns a total of 14 ropani lands on which 108 water taps are being built, Ghimire added.

It is believed that the couples who wish for having children get their wishes fulfilled after paying homage to the temple on Maha Shivaratri, one of the sacred Hindu festivals.