Ram temple in Ayodhya will open for “darshan” from December 2023
Ayodhya: As construction work on the Great Ram Temple in the town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is in full swing, its foundation work is expected to be completed in November 2021 and from December 2023 devotees will be able to worship ‘Ram Lala’ in the new large temple dedicated to Lord Ram.
Gopal, the leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which is in charge of the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, is a confidant of Champat Rai, the general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.
Gopal told IANS that the temple’s foundation work is nearing completion with 1.5-meter raft work advancing at a rapid pace. These works will be completed within the next 15 days and with that the foundation construction works of the temple will be completed in November of this year.
He said the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Trust is trying to open the temple doors to worshipers by December 2023, before the goal of completing temple construction is to place the deity Lord Ram here.
Speaking to IANS, the VHP leader said that work on the use of temple marbles made from granite transported from Mirzapur and Bangalore will begin soon after the completion of the temple foundation work.
Giving information on the temple foundation construction work, he said construction work was carried out to a depth of 40 feet. The sand has been removed from there and once the raft work is complete, the temple foundation work will be almost complete.
Informing about the stones used for the construction of the temple, the head of the VHP said the granite was specially transported from Bangalore. The stones used in the construction of the temple were sent from Bansi Paharpur to Rajasthan and other such stones will be transported here.
The stones to make the temple wall were transported from Jodhpur to Rajasthan, the marbles used in the temple construction were sent specially from Makrana to Rajasthan while the stones were sent from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.
Asked about the temple’s construction, Gopal told IANS that the temple will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide and 161 feet high. The temple will have a total of 5 “shikharas” (towers used in temple architecture) and the tallest will be 161 feet high.
He said that this temple will be three storeys of which three storeys of 20 feet each will be followed by a shikhar.