Ayodhya : The Ram temple in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees in January 2024 after the installation of the Ram Lalla idol in the sanctum sanctorum on Makar Sankranti. Giving this information to media persons on Tuesday, Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general secretary Champat Rai said the temple will be earthquake-resistant and sturdy enough to last over 1,000 years.
The trust invited media persons for an inspection of the site and took them to the elevated spot from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspected the construction work on Sunday. The temple, which will have 392 pillars and 12 doors, is being constructed without using iron bars. Instead of iron, copper chips are being used to join stones, the trust members said.
The dimension of the main temple will be 350×250 ft, Rai said. On PM’s suggestion, a study is being done to assess the impact of the footfall on the five km – area around the temple once it is opened. The temple is being built at a cost of Rs 1,800 crore. Rai said that 50 % of the construction work has been completed. ” We are satisfied with the speed and the quality of the work being done, ” he added.
PM laid the foundation of the temple on August 5, 2020. UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath visits the site regularly to review progress.