Desk: The construction of the Ayodhya Ram temple in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is a historical event that has been the subject of discussion and debate for several decades. The Bhoomi Pujan of this temple was done in August 2020. The event was attended by several dignitaries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who performed a puja to formally inaugurate the temple. The event was broadcast live across the country and watched by millions.
The history of Ram temple construction dates back to the 16th century when the Mughal emperor Babur built a mosque, known as the Babri Masjid, at the site where Hindus believe Lord Rama was born. Over the years, the temple became a symbol of Hindu-Muslim tension and was at the center of several legal battles.
In November 2019, the Supreme Court of India handed over the disputed land to the Hindu community, ending a decades-long legal battle. The decision was widely accepted by both the Hindu and Muslim communities and paved the way for the construction of the Ram temple.
The temple is being constructed by a trust specially constituted for the purpose. The temple is being constructed using the traditional method of Indian temple construction, which involves the use of manual labor and the use of stones and marbles sourced from across India.
The temple complex is spread over an area of about 67 acres and has a total of 5 halls, the main being the sanctum sanctorum. The temple also has several shrines dedicated to Hanuman, Sita and Lakshmana. The idols of Shri Ram and Sita Ji to be installed in the temple will be made of Shaligram brought from the Kali Gandak river of Nepal. For this, 10 sculptors have been appointed.
Ayodhya Ram Mandir is not only a place of worship but also a symbol of India’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage. The temple is designed to showcase the best of Indian architecture and craftsmanship and is also a symbol of the unity and integrity of Indians.
The construction of the Ayodhya Ram temple marks a new chapter in the history of India. The temple not only represents the triumph of faith but also the triumph of the Indian legal system, which has proven its ability to deliver justice even in the most complicated of cases. Ram Mandir will continue to be a source of pride for generations to come and continue to inspire people from all walks of life.