Ayodhya’s Ram Temple shall be 161-foot tall, the temple architect has stated, including that the unique design – ready in 1988 – talked about its top as 141 ft. The development will start after a grand ground-breaking ceremony on August 5 that shall be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a bunch of different VIPS.
“The earlier design was prepared in 1988. Over 30 years have passed… the footfall is likely to increase. People are also very enthusiastic about visiting the temple. So we thought its size should be increased. As per the revised design, the height of the temple has been increased from 141-feet to 161-feet,” Nikhil Sompura, an architect and son of C Sompura, chief architect of the temple, informed information company ANI.
Two mandaps have additionally been added to the design, he stated.
“All pillars and the stones that were carved based on the earlier design will still be used. Only two ”mandaps” have been added,” he added.
The development of temple will take round 3.5 years, Mr Sompura talked about.
“Once the ”bhoomi pujan” (ground breaking ceremony) is done in the presence of the Prime Minister, the construction work will start. The team of L&T, along with machinery and materials, have reached the spot and the work on foundation will start right away. It will take 3 to 3.5 years for the completion of the work,” he was quoted as saying by the information company.
Three-day lengthy Vedic rituals shall be held forward of the grand ground- breaking ceremony, which can revolve across the set up of a 40 kg silver brick as the inspiration stone by the Prime Minister.
The rituals will start on August 3, information company PTI reported.
Not greater than 50 VIPs will attend the occasion, which was delayed by greater than two months because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Giant CCTV screens have been put up throughout Ayodhya so the devotees can watch the programme, stated the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra, which has been tasked with the temple.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI)