Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal asserted that the Bhimsen temple's reconstruction in Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur, was enhancing country's reputation at home and abroad.

The temple dedicated to Bhimsen had suffered damages in the Gorkha earthquakes in 2015. The local community has been taking the lead in reconstruction of the temple believed to be built in the 4th century.

At an event organised by the Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Bhimsen temple today to install the stone-roof of the temple, Minister Bhusal lauded the initiatives of the local community that came up with the slogan 'Let's build our heritage on our own' and raised the fund as well as arranged human resources to rebuilt the heritages and monuments damaged in the quake.

"The temple did not remain frail for a long time since the locals geared up to rebuild their quake-damaged monuments," she said, adding that such activity had sent a positive message to people.

A version of this article appears in the print on December 5, 2021 of The Himalayan Times.