After 500 Years of struggle finally the dream of Shri Ram Mandir started taking its shape when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the temple in Ayodhya on 5th of August 2020 , after the few months the commencement date of Ram Temple was scheduled on October 15. Though, it got delayed because experts, who were managing the Ram Temple construction project, faced a hurdle. They detected loose sand inside the site, as per the IE report. The problem had sorted out and construction started on 15th of December 2020.
As per the officials from Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, The Ram Temple will take over 36 months to come up, as an elaborate construction plan is being undertaken so that the building can last over 1,000 years. The total cost involved for the construction of Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya will be around Rs 1,100 crore, a treasurer of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust said at a press conference in Nagpur.
Larsen & Toubro, has been awarded the contract to build the temple also Teerth Kshetra Trust contacted with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) to provide expertise and help with the design as well as the quality of the concrete to be used to the design while construction is going on. The Trust members have said that the plan is to create a temple “grand enough to make Ayodhya be recognized as the centre of Hindu faith.” To make temple capable of observing any kind of natural disaster, the experts will first build a single pillar going deep in the ground and only after proper testing of its strength will they go ahead with the rest of the pillars. The testing process is expected to take around a month.
As per the Trust members, the temple will have 1,200 pillars in total, each going 200 ft deep in the ground. Among the other things confirmed is that the on-ground construction including the digging of the rest of the pillars is expected to start after a month of testing, and construction is expected to be completed by early 2023. Also as per the temple map, the temple will have an approach road 30 meters wide and the total covered area will be 12879.30 square meters.
Biggest Donations Drive for Shri Ram Temple
As per theprint website – A “mass contact and contribution campaign” will be initiated by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra from 15 January to collect funds for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
“The Trust has envisaged that just as crores of Shri Rambhakts contributed for the mukti of Shri Ramjanmbhoomi, similarly the Mandir shall also be built with the voluntary contribution of crores of Shri Rambhakts (sic),” the trust said in a series of tweets Tuesday.
Voluntary donations from Rambhakts will be accepted for which coupons of Rs 10, Rs 100 and Rs 1,000 will be available,” added the trust, constituted to look after the construction and management of the temple. Donations can be accepted through four mediums in the form of coupon worth Rs 10, Rs 100, Rs 1000. Besides, cash till Rs 20,000 will be accepted by the delegations but beyond Rs 20,000, donations will have to be made through cheque
As per VHP spokesperson – “The funds will be collected in a transparent way. The teams deputed to collect the funds will have to deposit the money within 48 hours in designated bank accounts. Deposits will be made in branches of Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank,” he said.
VHP, an associate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh that was at the forefront of the Ram Temple movement, has been authorized by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust to collect donations for the construction.
As per newindiaexpress report – “One of the main litigants of Ayodhya title suit Iqbal Ansari, who represented his father Hashim Ansari after his demise in Supreme Court in connection with the case also offered to make donation towards the temple construction”.