Reconstruction of historic temple begins

Myagdi, December 15

Reconstruction of the Jagannath-Annapurna temple in Dhawalagiri Rural Municipality, Myagdi, has finally started.

Minister of Women, Children and Senior Citizens Thamamaya Thapa laid a foundation stone of the temple amidst a ceremony yesterday. The monument dating back to the 16th century was damaged in the devastating earthquakes of the year 2015.

According to ward chair Kalanidhi Subedi, the reconstruction work began with the financial support from government bodies and the locals.

Reconstruction of the temple is estimated to cost eight million rupees.

So far, locals and Nepalis living in foreign countries have promised to contribute Rs 2.9 million for the reconstruction of the temple.

On the occasion, Minister Thapa and lawmaker Bhupendra Bahadur Thapa pledged to manage adequate fund for the reconstruction of the temple. Minister Thapa also pledged to promote the area as a tourist destination.

According to rural municipality vice chair Resham Chhantyal, the inner structure and design of the temple will be retained.

Takamkot is one of the major religious sites in Myagdi and it located at an altitude of 2,500 metres above the sea level.

One can enjoy magnificent views of Gurja, Dhawalagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks from Takamkot.