Gorkha palace restoration starts

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, GORKHA

Jul 20, 2017-

Reconstruction of the historic Gorkha Palace in district has begun. The palace with historic, religious and archaeological importance, had suffered extensive damage during the Gorkha Earthquake that rattled the country on April 25, 2015. 

The palace would be reconstructed from its foundation, according to the Gorkha Palace Caretaking Section (GPCS). 

The Department of Archaeology has allocated Rs 505 million. 

The palace dating back 400 years will be restored to its original form, said Rameshwor Kattel, an official at the GPCS. 

We are happy to see reconstruction works start, said Pradeepnath Yogi, main priest of the palace. The palace had developed cracks on its walls and its yard had caved in during the quake. 

The quake had caused damage to Gorakhkali Temple, Gorakhnath Cave, Chaughera Palace and other structures. 

Bearing in mind the ongoing reconstruction works, members of the public will not be allowed inside the temple for about a month. However, regular rituals of the temple will continue. 

It will take at least three years to complete the works.

Published: 20-07-2017 07:46

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