As a result of massive earthquake, which occurred on 12 noon, 25th April, 2015, many regions of Nepal have been devastated. With over 8000 life lost, there are more than 300 thousand houses damaged. Along with this, there has been severe damage to ancient and historical sites of Nepal.
Jangam Math had been established in 13th Century to protect and develop the Veer Shaiva lingayat religion in the Himalayan country of Nepal. VeerShaiva Jangams have been dwelling in Nepal, the only Hindu Country of the world, since ancient times. The Jangam math in Nepal is located at the historical and cultural city of Bhaktapur, which is 15 kms away from the capital city, Kathmandu. Over last 6 centuries, Jangam Math at Nepal has been promoting and developing the culture and religion of Veershaiva Jangam community in Nepal.
The Jangammath in Bhaktapur, which is also addressed as Jangam Academy and Rawalmath, is believed to be built 13th Century and stood tall and rigid till this day, till the massive earthquake destroyed many parts of it. Though the math has not been completely demolished, but major temples, entrance, each corner and a roof of building have been heavily affected and are beyond use right now. So, only solution is to demolish it completely and start the re-building process.
The Jangammath is believed to be one of the oldest building in whole of Kathmandu Valley. The math has been registered in the list of World Heritage Site. The math carries a special historical, cultural and religious importance to all VeerShaiva residing in different parts of the world. It is a cultural heritage, which cannot be let gone.
The jangammath is considered playing a vital role in betterment, progress and promotion of Veershaiva Jangam community of Nepal and region around it. So, it is a responsibility of all Veershaiva community to protect such a religious, cultural and historical place.
The Jangammath located at ancient city of Bhaktapur has round 12000 sq feet of land, out of which the land occupied by the building area is 8000sq feet. The building is of 3 storeys. There are 3 courtyards and 4 different Shivalayas. 2 temples have been completely destroyed. So, the need of the hour is to build the 2 temples and the entire building. The initial projected estimation for the re-construction of Jangammath stands at $500,000.00.
The one and only legacy and heritage of the Veer Shaiva community in the Himalayan country of Nepal need to be protected at any cost. Your assistance and sympathy in this critical matter, as it affects the needs of our community would be appreciated.
Bharat Mani Jangam