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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Ranipokhari temple restoration breaches archeological norms: Activists

Posted by Anup Baral August 30, 2016 : Experts and activists have expressed serious objections over the ongoing reconstruction of the historical Balgopaleshwar temple at the center of the Ranipokhari pond in the capital. They have claimed that the ongoing reconstruction of the historically and archeologically important temple is in breach of archaeological norms that need to be followed while carrying out restoration and renovation work. They have alleged that the Department of Archeology (DoA) failed to make the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office follow the norms.
“The reconstruction of the historical temple is being conducted by using modern materials and technology in violation of standard archeological norms,” said senior architect Sudarsan Raj Tiwari while addressing a gathering organized at Shantibatika near Ranipokhari area on Wednesday evening. “If we use modern styles and techniques to reconstruct our historical monuments, we lose the traditional aesthetic values and cannot hand over such precious gifts to our future generations.”

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