A historic Buddhist monastery, the Charighyang Gumba, located at Bhimeshwor Municipality-3 in the district, has been reconstructed. The shrine was destroyed by the Gorkha earthquake on April 25, 2015. Its reconstruction had been started in November 2017.
The monastery has been rebuilt using the traditional construction materials and intricately carved wood in its original architectural style.
This historic monument has been reconstructed with the assistance of the Department of Archaeology. The reconstruction was carried out at a cost of around Rs 27.9 million, said Pasang Lama, Chair of the Monastery Management Committee. The Tulasi Construction Bhaktapur has rebuilt the monastery.
The monastery has more than 18 big and small Buddha statues and it is built in an artistic way. It was commissioned and authorized by the then king almost 419 years back while King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the unifier of modern Nepal, had had it enlisted in the list of ancient primary monasteries 259 years ago.
The monastery is located near Charikot, the district headquarters. Besides being a place of religious and historical importance, it is also a touristic place. One can get an enchanting view of the Gaurishankar Mountain, the Rolwaling Himalayan range, Shailung hills, the Tamakoshi River, Sindhuligadhi, Kharidhunga, Kalinchok and other places from here.
Source: National News Agency Nepal