GANDAKI – The Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave in Chorepatan, Pokhara has earned 54.2 million rupees in one year. The historic, religious and tourist site is a popular site among tourists visiting Pokhara.
According to the information shared at the 28th Annual General Meeting of Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave Conservation Committee, Rs. 42.8 million was collected from ticket sales, Rs. 2.7 million from donation box, Rs. 5.1 million from donation receipts, Rs. 1.6 million from bank interest and others from rented out business complex and membership, among others.
Chief Judge of Pokhara High Court, Madhav Prasad Pokharel, while inaugurating the AGM on Saturday, emphasized that the income of the religious sector should be invested in the development of education, health and the society as a whole.
At the function, Gandaki Provincial Assembly Secretary Hariram Pokhrel and Dhanusha District Judge Yognath Dhakal were honoured for their contribution in conservation of the cave.