Prime Minster Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Poojan and laid the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on August 05, 2020
PM Modi took part along with UP CM Yogi Adiitynath, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat
Nine bricks were laid as a part of Bhoomi Poojan at the Site. The bricks were sent by devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. There are 275000 such bricks, out which 100 bricks have Jai Shree Ram engraved on them.
Besides this, Soil from over 2000 pilgrimage sites and water from more than 100 rivers was brought for the rituals.
He also unveiled a plaque and released a commemorative postal stamp on Shree Ram Janabhoomi Mandir’ to mark the occasion.
He also plants a sampling of Parijiat tree at Ram Mandir complex.
CHIEF ARCHITECT OF RAM TEMPLE
The original designed for the Ram Temple was prepared in 1988 by the Sompura family of Ahmadabad.
The chief architect of the temple is Chandrakantibhai Sompura, who designed the Akshardham Temple in Gujarat.
A new design, with some changes from the original, was prepared by the Sompuras in 2020, in accordance with Vastushastra and the Shilpashastra.
ARCHITECTURE OF RAM TEMPLE
The temple will be 235 feet wide, 360 feet long and 161 feet high.
Once complete, the temple complex will be the world’s third largest Hindu Shrine. The stones from Banshi. Mountains in Rajasthan will be used for the construction.
The temple will have five mandapas between the Garbhagriha and the entrance – Kudu Mandapa, Nirtya Mandapa, rang Mandapa, – in that order.
The kirtan Mandapa and Prathna Mandapa will be on either side.
The structure will have a total .366 columns with 160 on the ground floor, 132 on first floor, 74 on second floor will be in the building structure.
The columns will have 16 idols each to include all the incarnations of Shiva the Dashavatars, the chausath jogins, and the 12 incarnations of the goddess Saraswati.
WHAT IS NAGARA STYLE OF TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE?
The grand Temple at Rama Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya will follow in the Nagara style of Temple architecture, mainly found in northern India.
In the Nagara style, the temple is generally constructed on an upraised platform called Jagati. Mandapa are present in front of the Garbhagirha these are adorned with Shikhara, the tallest one being above the Garbhagirha.
Nagara style does not usually have elaborate boundary walls or gateways. Generally, there is no water tank in the temple premises and the Pardakshina patha is covered.
The Supreme Court has finally delivered its much –awaited verdict on November 9, 2019 in the landmark Ayodhya Ram Mandir- Babri Masjid land the dispute and ruled in favor of the Hindu side with regards to the owner ship of the dispute piece of land.
The Apex Court has also ordered the government to allot a five acre plot at a prominent place in Ayodhya to the Muslim constructed a new mosque.
In 2010, the Allahabad High Court had divided the disputed land in Ayodhya in three equal parts among the Nirmohi Akhara, the deity Ram Lalla and the Sunni Waqf Board.
On February 05, 2020, the trust known as Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra was created by the Government of India.
The Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust began the First Phase of construction of the Ram Temple in March, 2020.