Bhutanese temple in Rajgir, India to complete in June

A Bhutanese temple along with a guest house in Rajgir of Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar will be completed this June. The project initially started in 2018 to commemorate the golden jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between Bhutan and India and for the benefit of the Bhutanese pilgrims in India.

The construction works spanning on about two acres of land include a temple, a royal guest house, a guest house for pilgrims that can accommodate 48 people, and residence for monks. A multi-purpose hall which can accommodate more than a hundred people is also being constructed.

While the project is almost complete, building of statues and exterior development works such as parking and gate constructions are incomplete.

According to the project team, the structures are built in traditional Bhutanese architecture.

“Once the temple project is completed, it will greatly benefit the Bhutanese pilgrims in India. There is a guest house with proper facilities like toilets. The location is also ideal for our pilgrims to easily reach other popular religious sites in India,” said Kinley Gyeltshen, Project Director of the Department of Culture and Dzongkha Development.

The project director added that the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar granted the two-acre land in Rajgir for the project development.

A team from the Department of Culture and Dzongkha Development coordinated and executed the project.

The government is funding the project worth Nu 197 M.

Rajgir is the most visited pilgrimage destination among Bhutanese people.

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