700-year-old temple undergoes restoration in Srinagar


The Jammu and Kashmir administration has taken up the restoration work of the 700-year-old Mangleshwar Bhairav Temple, which was severely damaged by floods in 2014, located in the heart of Srinagar city, officials said here.

The work was started in June 2022 and is expected to be completed next month, they said, adding that the estimated cost of the project is Rs 1.62 core.

“The temple is around 700 years old. Everyone knows about its significance. It developed some cracks in the floods of September 2014. So, last year, we took it up under a scheme for revival, restoration, preservation and maintenance of architecture and heritage,” Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Muhammad Aijaz Asad told