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Discover The Temple’s Interesting Ayodhya Ram Mandir Features


Ayodhya Ram Mandir: The work on the first phase of the magnificent Ram Temple in Ayodhya is almost complete. The consecration of Ramalala is scheduled for January 22, 2024, at around 12:30 PM, after which all devotees will be able to visit the temple to have darshan of their revered deity. Several features of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya have been shared by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Trust.

According to the Trust, the Ram Temple is being constructed in the traditional Nagar style. The temple will have a length (east to west) of 380 feet, a width of 250 feet, and a height of 161 feet. The temple will be three storeies high, with each floor having a height of 20 feet. There will be a total of 392 pillars and 44 doors in the temple. Let’s explore some of the special features of the temple.

Special Features of Ram Temple:

    • The main sanctum of the Ram Temple will house the infant form of Lord Shri Ram (the idol of Shri Ram Lala), and on the first floor, there will be the Darbar of Lord Shri Ram.


    • The temple will have five mandaps: Nritya Mandap, Rang Mandap, Sabha Mandap, Prarthana Mandap, and Kirtan Mandap.


    • Sculptures of deities and celestial beings are being carved on pillars and walls.


    • Entry to the temple will be from the east, climbing 32 stairs and passing through the Singh Dwar.


    • Ramps and lifts will be provided for differently-abled individuals and the elderly.


    • A rectangular parikrama path of 732 meters in length and 14 feet in width will surround the temple on all sides.


    • Temples dedicated to Suryadev, Goddess Bhagwati, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Shiva will be constructed at the four corners of the parikrama.


    • Temples dedicated to Maharshi Valmiki, Maharshi Vashishta, Maharshi Vishwamitra, Maharshi Agastya, Nishadaraj, Mata Shabri, and Rishipatni Devi Ahilya will be built in the temple complex.


    • The ancient Sita Kund from the mythological era will be present near the temple.


    • The temple will not use iron, and no concrete will be used on the ground. The area beneath the temple has been covered with 14 meters thick Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) resembling artificial rock.


    • A 21-foot high plinth made of granite has been constructed to protect the temple from ground moisture.


    • The temple complex includes facilities like a self-sufficient sewer treatment plant, water treatment plant, water arrangement for fire safety, and an independent power station to minimize dependency on external resources.


    • A Pilgrims Facility Centre with a capacity of 25,000 is under construction, providing lockers and medical facilities as well.


    • Amenities like bathing facilities, toilets, wash basins, and open taps will be available in the temple complex.


    • The temple is being constructed entirely using Indian traditions and indigenous techniques, with special attention to environmental and water conservation practices. Seventy percent of the 70-acre area will always remain green.


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