The historic Dahara, which has been reconstructed, has been laid to rest on Wednesday (today). The Nepal Army has placed Gajur with the participation of Sushil Gyawali, Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) at Shubh Sait at 8:00 am.
The gajur weighs 330 kg. Gajur is made of copper while the outer cover is coated with gold, said Rajuman Manandhar, a heritage expert at the National Reconstruction Authority. He said that 330 kg of gold has been placed on the top of the tower and it has 95 tolas of red gold.
Along with Gajur, the old Shivalinga has been established on the 22nd floor of the tower with special worship. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is inaugurating the new tower on April 25. Although the collapsed tower structure is almost ready, the work on the parking and garden side has not been completed. Even though the tower was inaugurated on April 26, a day before the earthquake, the public will still have to wait a long time to climb it.
The catastrophic earthquake of 2072 BS destroyed the historical heritage including the tower. Only three years after the quake, reconstruction work on the site has gained momentum. Prime Minister Oli formally inaugurated the reconstruction of the tower that collapsed in the Barpak epicenter of Gorkha on December 29, 2008.