As per the Top Court has cleared decks for temple in Ayodhya, the Ram
Janambhoomi Nyas along with the help from VHP will like to start its
construction at the earliest. Though, the VHP has toyed with many maps of the
Ram Temple, as it conceived over the years; but theres a blueprint based upon
the most agreeable version that the majority believes, resembles the original
While for years, doors and pillars are being carved in Ayodhya, the sanctum
sanctorum needs to be built, with great details, where Ram Lalla, the deity will
be placed and worshipped. Though the walls of it are believed to be ready, the
garbh griha (sanctum sanctoram) isn't. IANS news agency attributed.
Moreover, A total of 212 pillars will be required across the temple. It will be
assembled in two stages with 106 pillars each. Almost half of the pillars are
ready while half are yet to be carved. The assembly of pillars will take place
in two tiers with the top tier having a roof. According to the approved design,
the roof will have a shikhar that will give the massive structure a look
and feel of Bhavya Ram Mandir (grand Ram temple).
As per the report, The proposed structure will be 128 feet high. It will be 140
feet in its width and 270 feet in length. What makes this mammoth structure
unique is there will be no use of steel as support base. The Ram temple will
have 5 entrances: Singh Dwar, Nritya Mandap, Rand Mandap, Pooja Room and the all
important Garbh Griha with parikrama. Ram Lalla, the idol will be placed on the
ground floor, itself.
At least 1.75 lakh cubic feet of sandstone will be required for the full
construction of the temple, as envisioned. A lot has been done, with the work
starting as early as 1990. But a lot needs to be done as well. Not just mere
assembly, more sandstones, more carving experts and expansion of the existing
carving centre in Ayodhya needed to run against time in finishing the temple.
Even then, sources say, it won't be an easy task but will require a minimum of 4
years to finish the work completely, agency reported.
Following the agency attribution, I cannot give you a time frame on when work
will be finished. But we wish the construction to begin as early as possible,
after completing the legal requirement, said Alok Kumar, the international
working President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad to ians. One of the main reasons for
time consumption is the accessibility to the karyashala. The roads are uneven
and hence the supply of stones are also slow. Moreover, the hand carving makes
the process slower. However, the work for the ground floor is over.
There is however a confusion, whether to erect a massive, gigantic statue of
Lord Ram as many want, or not. The original concept just had Lord Rams idol. It
will need deliberation on the statue. But for now, the workforce needs manifold
increase and the supply of stones will require to be far more regular to ensure
the elusive Ram Mandir comes to being at the once disputed site of Ayodhya and
stand tall, in time.
Meanwhile, National general secretary, BJP, Ram Madhav attributed, The Ram
temple at Ayodhya will soon be a reality, now that the legal hurdles have been
removed by the SC. Symbols of vandalism and iconoclasm at the most sacred places
of Hindus, like Ayodhya, have been very big sources of embarrassment as the
sentiments associated with such places are quite deep-rooted.
It is not just about a temple or a mosque. There are any number of thriving
mosques in the country. There are more than a hundred mosques in the vicinity of
Ayodhya, many of them unkept. It is about the renewed sense of assertion of a
nation. Together, with a magnificent Ram temple at Ayodhya, shall rise a nation
imbued with those values that Gandhi Ji whose 150th birth anniversary we are
celebrating, used to describe Ram Rajya, He attributed.
A British assistant commissioner of the Raj in Faizabad in the 1860s, is among
those who played, unwittingly, a key role in providing champions of the Ram
Janmabhoomi movement substantive material to make the case that Hindus had
launched their struggle for the janmasthan in Ayodhya much before the Ram Lalla
idol was installed in 1949. Writing a historical sketch of Fyzabad, as he
spelt it Carnegy wrote that, until 1855 Hindus and Muslims alike used to
worship in the mosque-temple.” TOI attributed.
Director of India Foundation and BJP National general secretary Ram Madhav
remarked that, Ram epitomised values like respect, love and dignity. And such
values are not reserved for Rams own people alone, but everyone including the
enemies. When he encountered Ravan on the battlefield, he was said to have bowed
to him in respect before aiming at him. For him, material wealth alone was not
the ultimate goal in life. Even if Lanka were to be a kingdom of gold, I
shall consider my mother and motherland to be superior to it,.
Written By: Trilok Singh Founder and CEO at Youth Darpan, IASmind.com, &
India's Journal. MA in Political Science, Kirori Mal College, University of
Delhi. Currently Studies Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism at
International School of Media and Entertainment Studies (ISOMES). Content are
based on agency and official inputs.
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