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Tremblor mars the charm of Ganga Dashahara festival

May 22 2015 | 01:28 am


DHUNCHE: The Gosainkunda Fair that is observed on the occasion of Ganga Dashahara festival has been affected after the devastating earthquake on April 25 and many aftershocks damaged the roads and tracks to reach the shrine.
All the hotels in Gosainkunda are damaged and many have collapsed due to the quake and the road at Ganeshgauda-Kunda has caved in at many places.

As a result, the Ganga Dashahara festival is to be held on May 28 and religious fair began from May 19 has lost charm this time as only fewer visitors reached Gosainkunda for the sacred bath, said Tenzing Tamang, an hotel entrepreneur from Lauribinayak.

However, locals have been working to clear the debris, rebuild and welcome the guests for the Janai Purnima Festival, Tamang said. We have been holding meetings in this regard, Tamang added.

Meanwhile, structures worth around Rs 180 million were damaged with 53 hotels and lodges constructed in the Langtang National Park area reduced to rubble by the devastating quake. RSS


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