Niraj Govinda Shrestha Helps Fund in Mega Project
Shankhamul is one of the twelve “most-sacred” areas in the Kathmandu valley as defined in the numerous chronicles that document the history and legends about the Kathmandu valley. The spaces where two or three rivers flow into each other across Nepal are all sacred sites. At Shankhamul, the Bagmati River that flows south from the Pashupati temple complex, and all the rivers that flow from the eastern part of the valley including the Manohara River merge.
At the eastern side of Shankhamul is a beautiful temple complex established in 1860 AD dedicated to Shiva and Narayan. The most striking features of the temple complex are the presence of very large stone statues of Hanuman, Ganesh, and Garuda. Similarly, the three stories Chamunda Temple, said to be dated to 3rd century AD, adds to the value of Shankamul. The local people of Patan; belonging to various traditional trusts (guthis) use this place for cremation as well.
Many people including the Nepal Government, feeling the helpless and desperate state of the Bagmati River; the river that gave life to the valley, have begun a campaign to clean the Bagmati River. Under this scheme, NRNA; at the request of the Nepal Government, has built a garden in the northeastern side of this holy site at a cost of rupees 24, 299,104 (twenty-four million twenty-nine thousand and hundred four). The garden gives new hope and looks to this site. Mr. Niraj Govinda Shrestha has contributed 1 million rupees for this purpose. Details of this can be visited through the link
The NRNA Secretariat thanks Mr. Shrestha for his generous contribution.
Dr. Hemant Dabadi
Chief Executive Officer
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