After the deity’s idols are installed, the magnificent Ram temple in Ayodhya will be ready for visitors in January 2024, according to a significant figure in the trust established to oversee its construction.
On Tuesday, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Khestra said that 50% of the temple’s building work had been finished and that overall progress had been good.
Following the installation of Ram Lalla idols in the shrine’s sanctum sanctorum during the Makar Sankranti festival, the temple will be open to worshippers in January 2024, according to trust general secretary Champat Rai.
He stated that the Lord Ram idols would be installed around January 14, 2024, and the temple’s ground floor would be completed by the end of the year.
According to Mr. Rai, “an estimated 1,800 crore will be spent on erecting the Ram temple,” adding that room will also be created for the idols of notable Hindu seers.
On Tuesday, a media group was led to the hilltop location where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inspected the temple’s construction.
On August 5, 2020, the prime minister conducted the “Bhoomi puja” for the temple’s construction.
The Ram temple in Ayodhya can now be built thanks to a Supreme Court decision on November 9, 2019.
The design calls for the construction of temples honoring Valmiki, Kewat, Shabari, Jatayu, Sita, Vighneshwar (Ganesh), and Sheshavatar (Lakshman) inside a 70-acre area next to the Ram temple.
The area of the temple and its courtyard are included in the eight acres of land enclosed by a rectangular, two-story “Parikrama” road. There will be a sandstone entrance on its eastern side.
The temple’s sanctum sanctorum will be constructed with white marble taken from the Makrana Hills in Rajasthan.
The first trip Modi made to Ayodhya since laying the cornerstone two years ago was on October 23.
The Prime Minister prayed to Ram Lalla in the temporary temple and then examined the development of the site work.
Given that the Lok Sabha elections are set for later in 2024, the temple’s opening to worshippers at the beginning of that year is also considered politically significant.
The BJP has long emphasized the Ayodhya issue, and Hindus are likely to become excited about the temple’s opening to devotees.