Bengaluru: Less than a fortnight after the bhumi pujan in Ayodhya by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ram Mandir construction has begun. 

A tweet in this regard was put out by Sri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust. 

It read: “The construction of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir has begun. Engineers from CBRI Roorkee, IIT Madras along with L&T are now testing the soil at the mandir site. The construction work is expected to finish in 36-40 months.”

 

It further informed that that construction will not have any use of iron. 

“The Mandir will be built by adhering to India's ancient and traditional construction techniques. It will also be built to sustain earthquakes, storms and other natural calamities. Iron won't be used in the construction of the Mandir.”

A note on Ayodhya Ram Mandir: 

It was last year that the Supreme Court decreed that the land under question should be given to Hindus. It also asked the Central government to form a trust to oversee the construction of the temple. 

Based on the court’s order, a trust was formed. It was decided that the bhumi pujan would be held on August 5, the same day as the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A. 

The Prime Minister flew in from Delhi, took part in the Bhumi pujan festivities. This also marked the end of 500-year-long land litigation. 

 

Politics over Ayodhya: 

As crores of Hindus waited for bhumi pujan with bated breath, Sharad Pawar, NCP chief played politics over the issue. 

He had said, "We are all thinking of how to fight the battle against Coronavirus but some people think that coronavirus will be mitigated by building a temple. But our priority is to see how to improve the economy which has been affected due to lockdown." 

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) too expressed its disappointment over the bhumi pujan.