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Ayodhya's Ram Temple to open for public from December 2023?

The VHP leader stated that using the temple marbles manufactured from granite shipped from Mirzapur and Bangalore will begin shortly after the temple's foundation construction is completed.

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New Delhi, First Published Nov 5, 2021, 10:16 AM IST
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The foundation work for the vast Ram temple in the Uttar Pradesh city of Ayodhya is expected to be finished in November 2021, and worshippers will worship 'Ram Lala' in the new great temple dedicated to Lord Ram beginning in December 2023. Gopal, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader in charge of the Ram temple building in Ayodhya, is a confidante of Champat Rai, the General Secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

The VHP leader stated that using the temple marbles manufactured from granite shipped from Mirzapur and Bangalore will begin shortly after the temple's foundation construction is completed. He noted that the building work on the temple's foundation had been completed to a depth of 40 feet. The sand has been removed, and once the raft construction is finished, the temple's foundation will be nearing completion.

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When asked about the stones used in the temple's construction, the VHP leader stated that granite was particularly hauled from Bangalore.The stones used in the temple's construction came from Rajasthan's Bansi Paharpur, and more will be brought here. The stones used to build the temple wall were brought from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, the marbles used in the temple building were carefully delivered from Makrana in Rajasthan, and stones were sent from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. When asked about the temple's dimensions, Gopal informed that it would be 360 feet long, 235 feet broad, and 161 feet high. The temple will contain five 'shikharas' (towers used in temple building), the highest of which will be 161 feet tall.

Gopal told media that the temple's foundation construction is nearly finished, with one and a half metre raft work progressing quickly. This work will be completed in the following 15 days, bringing the temple's foundation construction to a close in November of this year. He stated that the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Trust is attempting to open the temple doors to worshipers by December 2023 and that the goal of finishing the temple building is to put the deity, Lord Ram.

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