Bouddha Stupa getting Facelift After 15 years

0 Comments 17 Jan 2014 ADV

Works have started on renovation and painting at the Bouddhanath Stupa, a world heritage site, after fifteen years.

The Bouddhanath Area Development Committee under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism started the renovation works and painting the Bouddha temple.

Under the renovation works, the outer layer of plaster of Paris on the dome of the Stupa would be scrapped off and a new coat of paint applied after plastering the dome. Paint is being used this time instead of the plaster of Paris at it found that the temple had started to lean due to the use of the plaster of Paris in the past, Sampurna Kumar Lama, chairman of the Committee, said.

According to Lama, renovation and painting will cost 4 million rupees in total.

The committee also plans to construct modern rest rooms and toilets at two more places in the Bouddhanath area taking into consideration the difficulty faced by tourists. 2.5 million Expenses will need for to build toilets.

The committee has also allocated budget is Rs 3.1 million doe installing a 7.5 feet tall statue of the Guru Rinpochhe Pdma Shambhava at the local Ghilisang peace park.

Source: ekantipur.com, 16 Jan, 2014

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