POKHARA: After four years of the devastating earthquake in 2015, reconstruction works on Kaskikot Durbar and Guptakali Temple at Kaskikot of Pokhara Metropolitan City-24 has begun on Sunday, an official said.
The department of archaeology initiated the reconstruction of the ancient palace built during Kulmandan Shah’s era along with the Temple, both of which were badly damaged by the earthquakes and aftershocks.
Dilip Bikram Shahi, Chairperson of Guptakali Kashyap Religious Area Development Committee (GKRADC) said, “Materials like limestone and surki have been used for the reconstruction of the damaged palace and temple which are being built in shikhar and pagoda style.”
Regular rituals during Dashain festival will continue, according to GKRADC Secretary Thakur Prasad Tripathi.
Hundreds of people throng the Kaskikot Guptakali temple to offer prayers during Dashain, the greatest Hindu festival, every year, Tripathi added.
According to the Department’s project engineer Nabin Pandey, the reconstruction project is estimated to cost around Rs 20.65 million.