Bhaktapur: The 200 years old temple of Radha Krishna located at Tarkhagal of Dadhikot in Ward no. 4 of Suryabinayak Municipality has been reconstructed.
Former minister and member of the House of Representatives elected from Bhaktapur-2 Mahesh Basnet inaugurated the temple which has been reconstructed by the Department of Archaeology and the Durbar Management Office, Bhaktapur with the grant of Rs. 4.862 million provided by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).
On the occasion, Basnet said that the revival of this age-old historic temple would attract more tourists at a time when Suryabinayak is getting a facelift as a religious tourist destination. He sais that his movement and initiative to rebuild temples, heritage sties and sattals (resting places) that have been damaged in the earthquake and were in dilapidated conditions have now been materialized.
“The majority of temples, patis, sattals, schools, health institutions and public buildings have now been revived,” he said, adding, “My continuous efforts with the government and the reconstruction authority have materialized.”
He demanded that the government announce Suryabinayak Municipality as a tourist area, as it has seen major developments recently.
Mayor of Suryabinayak Municipality Basudev Thapa said that he has been trying to complete the Shiva Circuit to develop the area as a religious tourist site. He said the municipality has been uplifted with the budget of federal, provincial and local governments.
Chairs of Ward no. 4 and Ward no. 7, Uttam Thapa and Rabindra Sapkota respectively, shed light on various development activities being implemented in the municipality.
Chairperson of the Radhakrishna Temple Preservation Committee Jayaraj Neupane informed that the local people contributed in the reconstruction of this 200-year-old temple.
Rastriya Samachar Samiti (Setopati) – August 21, 2021