The Ayodhya Ram Temple, one of the largest temples built in India post-independence, combines modern technological conveniences with ancient Indian traditions. The temple is designed in the Nagara style by chief architect Chandrakant Bhai Sompura, following Vastu Shastra principles. The entrance on the east is in the Gopuram style, reminiscent of southern temples. The walls depict artworks showcasing the life of Lord Ram.
The Consecration Ceremony of Ayodhya Ram Mandir
The consecration ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Temple is scheduled for January 22, 2024, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat set to address the event. Approximately 8,000 invitees, including 1,500-1,600 eminent guests, are expected. Invitations have been extended to former prime ministers, national party chiefs, Sonia Gandhi, Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Dalai Lama, and prominent actors. PM Modi’s itinerary includes inaugurating the redeveloped Ayodhya railway station, a new airport, and addressing a rally. The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust has spent Rs 900 crore on the temple’s construction.
Ayodhya Ram Mandir- Location
The temple is situated in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on the 2.77 acres of disputed land accepted by the Supreme Court as the birthplace of Lord Ram. The Ayodhya Airport provides convenient air travel, and the city is well-connected by road and rail.
Ram Mandir of Ayodhya – Area
Spanning 54,700 sq ft, the temple complex covers nearly 2.7 acres of land. The entire Ram Mandir Complex, spanning nearly 70 acres, is equipped to host about a million devotees at any given time.
Ayodhya Ram Mandir – Height
The temple is an impressive 360 ft long, 235 ft wide, and 161 ft high. It stands three times the height of existing structures in the old city. The structure includes five domes and a tower with a Garbh Griha (sanctum) built to allow sunlight to fall on the idol of Ram Lalla.
Timeline of Ayodhya Ram Mandir
- 1528-1529: Babur builds Babri Masjid
- 1850s: Communal violence begins
- 1949: Ram Idol found, intensifying tension
- 1992: Babri Masjid demolished
- 2019: SC declares Ayodhya as the birthplace, hands over land for temple
- 2020: PM Modi performs Bhumi Poojan and lays the foundation stone
- 2023-24: The consecration ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Temple is scheduled for January 22, 2024, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat set to address the event.
Construction Details of Ram Mandir of Ayodhya
- Builders: Larsen & Toubro for the main structure, Tata Consultancy Engineers Ltd for allied facilities.
- Building Material: Carved Rajasthan Bansi Paharpur stone, known for beauty and strength.
- Interior: Designed by Chandrakant Bhai Sompura, the temple features an octagonal-shaped sanctum and a circular structure perimeter.
Built to last over 1,000 years, the temple materials and designs undergo rigorous testing, including stability tests by IIT Chennai and Central Research Building Institute.
Over 50,000 people visit the temple daily, with expectations to reach 100,000 after the inauguration.
Impact on Real Estate
The construction has significantly impacted real estate in Ayodhya, with land rates rising up to 10 times in the past decade. Big developers have shown interest, bringing land rates comparable to the state capital, Lucknow.
Ayodhya Ram Mandir – Photo
The Ayodhya Ram Mandir, a symbol of cultural and religious significance, stands tall in architectural grandeur. Scheduled for consecration on January 22, 2024, the grand event will witness addresses from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat. The majestic temple reflects a blend of modern technology and ancient Indian traditions.