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Reconstructed 5th century Buddhist Stupa inaugurated in Nepal with India's assistance

Utkarsh Classes 05-09-2023
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The fifth-century Buddhist stupa 'Srinipechandra Mahavihara', renovated with the help of India in Nepal, was inaugurated on 4 September 2023. This Buddhist stupa is located in Lalitpur district of Nepal.

This stupa was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake in Nepal; Due to which it became necessary to restore the Buddhist Stupa 'Srinepichandra Mahavihara' of the fifth century.

  • Ambassador of India to Nepal Naveen Srivastava and Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Babu Maharajan jointly inaugurated the new building of Shrinepichandra Mahavihara.

Reconstruction done with Indian grant:

  • After the earthquake, financial assistance has been given under the grant released by the Government of India for reconstruction in the cultural heritage area. About 240 crores (Indian) have been spent on its reconstruction.
  • This 5th century Buddhist stupa is located in Lalitpur district, seven km east of Kathmandu. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage has provided technical assistance in the reconstruction of this stupa.
  • India has also been working with Nepal in the past for restoration of cultural heritage projects. Apart from Shri Napichandra Mahavihara, India has provided assistance in the reconstruction of half a dozen heritage sites in Lalitpur.
  • The shared culture between India and Nepal is the basis of friendly relations between the two countries.

Nepal:

  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Currency: Rupee
  • Prime Minister: Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'
  • President: Ram Chandra Paudel

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