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Changunarayan Temple Is Now Opened For Visitors


Bhaktapur, July 26: Changunarayan Temple in Bhaktapur,an ancient temple enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list is now opened for visitors from July 17 that was closed after heavy damages in the deadly April 25 ‘Gorkha Earthquake’.

Regarding the security and conservation of the temple while the quake-damaged heritages are given support with the help of lumbers the Archeological Department has installed three CC Cameras, said Chief Archeological Officer Aruna Nakarmi.

According to chief priest Chakradharananda Rajopadhyay, the Changunarayan Temple witnessed serious damages in the quake while Krishna Mandir located near to the main temple has tilted four inch back.

Likewise, a sattal that was renovated two years ago with the investments of Rs 9 million is also completely destroyed and the ‘living traditional museum’ is collapsed in the quake. However, Chhinnamasta Temple is not affected.

In order for the maintenance and reconstruction of the damaged heritages in Changunaraya premises.Worth Rs 300 million is needed, as per the department.


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