The construction of the sanctum sanctorum of the much-awaited Ram temple in Ayodhya will begin from April this year. Earlier, the construction of the raft attached to the foundation of the temple would be completed on January 21. A 20 feet high Ram platform will be built on top of the raft.
25000 granite stones will be installed in Ram Chabutra
Vinod Mehta, project director of N&T company, which is building the Ram temple, said that on January 21, the work of the second phase of construction of Ram temple along with the raft will be completed. Ram Chabutra is 20 feet high which will be completed by April. It will take 25000 granite stones which will be of many sizes.
The sanctum sanctorum will be 10.5 by 10.5 meters
He told that the work of the sanctum sanctorum will start from April and the stone of Makrana will be installed in it. 4 lakh 50 thousand cubic feet of stone will be installed in Ram temple. Garbha Griha, Kirtan Mandap, Nritya Mandap and Rang Mandap will be built in this. The sanctum sanctorum will be 10.5 by 10.5 meters. The movable idol of Ramlala will be installed on the ground floor while Ram Darbar will be on the first floor. What will happen on the second floor has not been decided. Ram Mandir Trust Project Manager Jagdish Thapade said that people will come and visit the Ram temple from the east. There will be two stairs to go to the temple. There will be a park of 250 by 350 feet by 60 feet.
400 laborers working in temple construction
Champat Rai, general secretary of Ram Mandir Trust, told that 400 laborers are working in the construction of the temple. The stone work of the workshop will start in four months. He told that the trust is making every effort for the convenience of the devotees of Ramlala. Ramlala will be seated in the sanctum sanctorum of his grand temple till December 2023.