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Conservation and Retrofitting works start with “Chhema Puja” at Hiranyavarna Mahavihar and Digi Chhen, Lalitpur

Posted on: July 29, 2021 | Back | Print


“Chhema Puja” was performed at Hiranyavarna Mahavihar and Digi Chhen, Lalitpur by the Local community as ritual of "asking forgiveness" before the start of restoration work. The puja was attended by officials from Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Central Level Project Implementation Unit, Govt of Nepal & INTACH Kathmandu. Conservation and Retrofitting of the Mahavihar is being done at a cost of NPRs 181 million.

Hiranyavarna Mahavihar popularly also known as the Golden temple is situated in the monument zone of Patan Darbar square a UNESCO World Heritage site in Lalitpur which is one of the most important Buddhist temple monasteries of Patan.

It is one of the 28 cultural heritage projects being undertaken under GoI grant assistance of USD 50 million for Post-Earthquake Reconstruction & Rehabilitation of cultural heritage sites in Nepal. Seven cultural heritage projects are being reconstructed in Lalitpur district of which work on five projects are ongoing.


29th July, 2021

Kathmandu