Ram Temple in Ayodhya to Open for Public in January 2024
Construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhye is nearing completion and is expected to open to the public in January 2024. According to the General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Khestra, the work has already been completed 50% of the way. The overall progress of the construction is satisfactory, he said.
The construction of the Ram Mandir is set to be finished by December 2023, with the inauguration of the temple taking place in January 2024. The construction of the temple is being undertaken by the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust. The main temple will have 12 gates made of teak wood. The temple will have a total of 164 pillars, including 144 on the first floor and 82 on the second floor.
The temple will be located on a 70-acre plot. It will be surrounded by several temples dedicated to other Hindu deities. The temple complex will span 70 acres and will have the capacity to accommodate about one million devotees at any time.
The construction of the Ram temple is estimated to cost approximately Rs. 1,100 crore and the pillars and stone slabs will require almost four lakh cubic feet of pink marble stone. The Ram temple will be built to be earthquake resistant and sturdy enough to last for at least a thousand years.
The sanctum sanctorum will have 160 pillars, with 82 of them on the first floor. There will also be twelve teak wood entry gates and a grand main entrance. The 2.7 acres-area temple will also have a Vishnu and Surya Devta Temple.
The main temple will be 350×250 ft. The temple is estimated to cost about Rs 1,800 crore. The construction of the temple has already begun, with a study underway to study how much foot traffic will flow in the surrounding five-kilometer area when the temple is finished.