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India's envoy to Nepal inaugurates Mathadhis building for Budhanilkantha Narayan Temple

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Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri on Wednesday inaugurated Mathadhis building for Shree Budhanilkantha Narayan Temple at Budhanilkantha Municipality here.

"Shree Budhanilkantha Temple has great religious and cultural significance for Hindus all over the and thousands of pilgrims apart from tourists from India and elsewhere in the visit the temple daily," the Indian embassy in Kathmandu said in a press release.

Adding that Budhanilkantha Temple is situated at the foot of the Shivpuri Hills in the northern-most part of the Kathmandu Valley, the embassy said: "The newly constructed Mathadhis building in the temple premises would stand as an important icon of an age-old cultural bond between India and Nepal."

"The new infrastructure constructed with the government of India's grant assistance of Rs. 21.80 million, is a three-storied building which will house Mathadhis and several young monks. The project was implemented by the District Coordination Committee, Kathmandu," read the release.

The project underlines the importance accorded by India to the preservation and promotion of the rich religious, cultural and historical heritage of Nepal, which is in the spirit of the strong and close bonds between the two countries, added the release.

Mayor of Budhanilkantha Municipality Uddhab Kharel, Chairman of District Coordination Committee Shiva Sundar Raj Vaidya along with political and other community leaders attended the ceremony.

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First Published: Wed, November 06 2019. 19:04 IST