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Shaligram museum built in Palpa's Rampur


Nepalnews
2021 Mar 12, 18:20, Tansen
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A museum has been constructed at Tapudham of Rampur Municipality-1 for preserving the shaligram which is found only in the Kaligandaki River. Shaligram is the fossil ammonite stone and is venerated by the Hindus as the form of their god Bishnu.

The museum has been constructed at a total cost of Rs 1.3 million, including Rs 800,000 provided by the Rampur Municipality and Rs 500,000 provided by the Nepal Tourism Board.

Mayor of Rampur municipality Raman Bahadur Thapa expressed the belief that the museum would help promote tourism, especially religious tourism, in the municipality as the rare ammonite stones are found only in the Kaligandaki river that flows through the municipality.

A total of 2,616 shaligrams collected by the locals have been kept at the museum.

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