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Renovated 300-year-old Buddhist temple – Khabarhub Khabarhub

Renovated 300-year-old Buddhist temple

Dathu Baha after renovation in Thimi. (Picture: social networks)

BHAKTAPUR: The 300-year-old Dathu Baha (Jetbarna Mahabihar), a monastery based in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur, has been renovated.

The three-century-old Buddhist temple that could not be renovated for a long time was largely damaged by the April 2015 earthquake.

Renovation works started on the initiative of Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha. It has been restored to its original structure.

The local government has initiated efforts to conserve, renovate and reconstruct the city’s cultural, natural and historical heritages as a countryside.

The monastery dating from Nepal Sambat 825 was built during the reign of the then Malla king, Bhupatindra Malla, according to the chairperson of the Monastery Reconstruction Consumers Committee, Nanda Krishna Shrestha.

The four faces of the Buddhist temple are rebuilt according to the architectural style of the Malla era.

Yellow, white and black clay was used for the renovation. The facade of the monastery was renovated at a cost of Rs 5.4 million and with its inauguration by Mayor Shrestha, daily rituals began here.

The local government has allocated Rs 7.5 million to carry out the remaining works of the heritage and for its finishes.

So far, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality has reconstructed and renovated five monasteries in the city.