The Bir Bhagvati Temple in Icchangu, Nagarjuna, Kathmandu, Nepal dates back to ca. 1813 AD or before and was built by Capt. Balbhadra Kunwor and his family.
During the Anglo-Nepal War 1814-1816 he left his city to fight the British East India Company and became internationally famous for his heroic role in the Battle of Khalanga Nalapani. In about 1823 he died in battle in the border area of Pakistan/Afghanistan.
Captain Balbhadra Kunwor became a national hero in Nepal and also serves as a important symbol of bravery for the international Gurkha/Gorkha and Nepalese community around the world. It was from the Battle of Khalanga that some of the very first Gurkhas were recruited into the British East India Company, a tradition which is still the backbone of many families in the hills of Nepal.
The temple has been renovated several times and suffered major damages in the 2015 earthquake. Today in the summer of 2018 not a single penny has been given nor any real efforts to reconstruct and thus I ask the national and international community to help preserve this temple and maintain the memory of our forefather, national hero and international symbol of bravery.