Myagdi’s historic Mallaj Kot temple restored

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Babiyachaur (Myagdi)

Oct 3, 2017-Reconstruction of the historic Mallaj Kot Temple based in Jaljala Rural Municipality-3, Myagdi has been carried out, while the construction of new structures at the site has neared completion. 

The temple of Hindu Goddess Bhagawati is believed to have been built some 500 years ago when there were 22/24 principalities in the country. It has abundant potentiality of being developed into a religious tourist destination, locals said. Locals realised the need of its renovation/reconstruction, well management and protection two years ago and prepared a master plan for its rebuilding. 

Economic resource for rebuilding the temple was managed through the local-level. The temple has got new infrastructure as well. Over Rs 10 million has been spent over the past two years for the rebuilding and renovation of the temple, said Temple Reconstruction Committee chair Tek Bahadur GC Shreemad Bhagawat and Dhan Dhanyanchal Bishwa Shanti Gyan Mahayagya, religious events, were held in December, 2015 to raise funds for carrying out rebuilding works at the temple. 

The reconstruction of an historic palace (dating back to the Malla era) located near the temple has already been completed. 

Published: 03-10-2017 07:58

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