Kathmandu, November 5: Reconstruction of Durbar (palace) adjoining the famous Bhairabhnath temple in Tansen of Palpa is nearing completion. The Bhanchha Ghar (kitchen) situated at the same premise has already been reconstructed.
The reconstruction of the main temple is set to start after Tihar festival which falls in mid-November. A multi-year construction contract has already finalized to rebuild the historic temple, according to Tul Bahadur Adhikari, chairperson of the Bhairabnath Temple Management Committee.
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is rebuilding the temple and its adjoining areas through the Department of Archeology (DoA). Budget of Rs. 43.4 million was allocated for the reconstruction of the temple and the palace while Rs. 5 million was allocated separately to rebuild the Bhanchha Ghar.
In the first phase, the Sattals (resting places) located in northern, eastern and southern parts of the temple have been rebuilt while the reconstruction of the main temple and the palace is being carried out. And, necessary budget has already been allocated to rebuild Pujari Ghar (priest’s place) in the next phase.
Formulation of an integrated master plan for the temple area is also nearing completion now.
This temple at Ribdikot-4 of Palpa, about 9 kilometers from district headquarters Tansen, was built by then King of Palpa Mani Mukunda Sen. This temple is popular for offering dough-made Rots.