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German Contribution to the restauration of Patan Durbar Square

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12.11.2019 - Press release

The German Embassy in Kathmandu is honoured to have contributed to the restauration of the Harishankara and Char Narayan Temple of Patan Durbar Square. With an allocation of 26.366 EUR / 3.295.750 NPR, the German Embassy entrusted the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust with the task to restore and gild the temples’ pinnacles.

After the complete renovation of both temples, the newly gilded pinnacles were mounted to the top of Harishankara and Char Narayan temples and completed the elimination of the damages that were caused during the horrible earthquake in 2015. The inauguration ceremony, hosted by Kathmandu Valley Preservation trust, took place on October 3rd 2019.

The Kathmandu Valley is rich in culture and architectural wonders. Through its Cultural Preservation Programme, Germany has contributed to preserve these heritage sides for many years. In Patan, the Golden Doorway Ensemble Mul Chowk as well as the South- and Eastwing of the palace’s Sundari Chowk were restored between the years 2012-2016 with a total contribution of 269.995 EUR / 33.749.375 NPR.

The German Embassy is also proud to inform that there are many private and academic initiatives that deal with the documentation, restauration and preservation of Nepali heritage. Different individuals contribute their time, knowledge and resources, the Cultural Preservation programme of the Foreign Ministry adds to this efforts.

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