Clearing of the site where the Ram temple is to be constructed in Ayodhya has begun.
Bengaluru: That day when millions of devotees of Lord Ram seeing a magnificent structure (temple) dedicated to the deity at his birthplace Ayodhya is certainly not far away.
As reported by a popular website, the clearing of the site where the temple will be built has already begun.
It is reported that heavy earth moving machines entered the 67.5-acre plot, which is the site for the temple construction.
Chief priest of the makeshift temple, Acharya Satyendra Das, told IANS on Sunday (1 March) morning, "It is a memorable moment for Hindus as we are now looking forward to temple construction at last. Machines have begun levelling land and clearing bushes and heavy thickets."
The website further added that Ram Lalla idols will be shifted 150 metres from the sanctum sanctorum of the makeshift temple to Manas Bhawan and placed in a bullet proof fibre structure till the temple is constructed.
Details of the structure:
A popular website quoted that, as per the proposed model of Gujarat architect Chandrakant Sompura, the Ram Mandir, to be built on 2.75 lakh cubic metre area, will be two-storeyed. With a length of 270 metres, a width of 140 feet and height will be 128 feet, the temple with 330 beams and 212 pillars on both the floors will have five doors.
Five parts of the temple:
The temple will be divided in five parts - Garbhgriha, Kauli, Rang Mandap, Nritya Mandap and Singh Dwar.
The main gate will be made of white Makrana marble. A 16.3 foot tall cell will be constructed above the Garbhgriha on which a 65.3 feet tall tower will be constructed.
The stones being carved from the last 25 years will be used in the construction of the temple along with Shri Ram stones with artwork.
But the date of construction has still not been decided. The date will be decided as the trust members meet again, probably after 15 days.
The trust has 15 members in it. It has not just religious persons, but civil members and even bureaucrats in it. The office of the trust is in Greater Kailash. The address coincidentally is that of K Parasaran, the advocate who represented Ram Lalla in the Supreme Court.
Back to the issue of the Ayodhya temple row, the top court last November awarded the disputed land of 2.77 acres to Hindus while asking the centre to form a trust to oversee all aspects related to temple construction. In line with this, PM Modi also announced the formation of a trust on the floor of the Parliament.
The top court has also asked the government to grant 5 acres of land to Muslims to build a mosque in the holy town of Ayodhya.
The construction of the temple will put an end to decades of argy-bargies over the issue and help devotees of Lord Ram realise their dreams.
Meanwhile, L&T, sources add, is ready to construct the entire temple free of cost.
Last Updated 3:20 PM IST