Bengaluru: It was last year that the fight over Ayodhya land was finally put to an end with the top court granting the land to Hindus to build a grand Ram Temple. 

The preparations for the construction have also begun. There are a few plans about the temple, but now it has been decided that it will be built on the model proposed by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

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Jagadguru Shankaracharya Vasudevanand Saraswati said in this regard, "The temple will be built on the same model. Those who are demanding that the temple should be made of marble, should also say where will we get Makrana marble in such large quantities. Besides, stones have already been carved for the temple and we cannot change our plans at this stage.” 

Various saints, who have arrived in Ayodhya for the birthday celebrations of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, chairman of the Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust that is overseeing the temple construction, echoed similar sentiments and said that efforts should be made to complete the first floor construction of the temple in the tenure of the Yogi Adityanath government, as reported by a popular website. 

"We need to complete the first phase of construction in the Yogi government's tenure because we apprehend that other political parties may try to create obstacles in the construction work. The Congress, in particular, may try to stall temple construction. Some of its leaders have already said that temple construction should be stalled due to the ongoing Corona crisis," said Swami Jitendranand Saraswati.

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The saints have already raised concern over the tweet by the Pakistan foreign office last week which said, "While world is grappling with unprecedented #COVID19, RSS-BJP combine is busy unabashedly advancing "Hindutva" agenda. The commencement of construction of a Mandir at the site of Babri Masjid is another step in this direction and government and people of Flag of Pakistan condemn it in the strongest terms."