Sankhu monuments await reconstruction


Sep 11, 2018-

More than three years since the Gorkha Earthquake devastated heritage sites in Sankhu, reconstruction drive has been painfully slow.

Though the Department of Archaeology took up the responsibility of rebuilding the Lichchhivi-era historical monuments in this city on the outskirts of Kathmandu, it has hardly picked up required pace.

The earthquake had damaged 10 monuments in Sankhu: Bajrayogini Temple, Khagayogini Temple, Madhav Narayan Deuchau, Nhayayak Home (Mai’s Home), Maighar Temple (Suntole), Padmagiri Chaitya Mahabihar, Bajrayogini Basundhara Mai, Narayan Temple, Krishna Temple and Yogeswor Jyotirlinga Temple.

Among them, the reconstruction works of Narayan Temple, Krishna Temple and Yogeswor Jyotirlinga Temple have been complete, according to the Department of Archaeology.

The reconstruction works on the remaining seven heritages are being coordinated by the department as part of its multi-year plan, said Sabita Neupane, officer at the department.  

The delay in the reconstruction of heritage sites in Sankhu has also outraged locals, said Sangeeta Shrestha, a local of Sankhu.

“Most of the temples are in dilapidated conditions.

We fear they might cave in while offering prayers,” she added.

Published: 11-09-2018 07:32

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