Ayodhya is one of the most sacred cities in the history of Sanatan Dharma. The religious city is known as the birthplace of lord Ram, and it has been considered the first of the seven most important pilgrimages for Hindus. Everyone knows that the Ram Janmabhoomi issue of Ayodhya was in dispute for a long time. The Supreme Court on 9 November 2019, determined that all the disputed land belongs to the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust. After which on 5 August 2020, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, performed the Bhoomi Pujan of the temple.
We all know that the consecration of the idol of Ram Lala will take place on 22 January 2024 in Ayodhya. As the clock ticks and time gets closer, everyone is curious about what will happen and what the Ram Mandir will look like. So many questions are knocking on the door. So, here is the list of 11 interesting and hidden facts about Ram Mandir
11 Interesting and Unknown Facts about Ram Mandir
- The Ram Mandir model that has been suggested calls for a temple that is 161 feet tall at its tallest point, 270 meters long, and 140 meters wide.
- The temple will have five main entrances, marble flooring, and 221 pillars. There will be twelve sculptures of gods and goddesses carved into each pillar.
- Numerous sources claim that neither iron nor steel will be used in the construction of the Ram Mandir. The entire structure of the mandir will be made of stones, and materials like copper, white cement, and wood will be utilized in place of iron.
- In the temple building, about 10,000 devotees will be able to visit at the same time and receive darshan.
- Uttar Pradesh is classified as an earthquake-prone zone 4, and Ayodhya is classified as an earthquake-resistant zone 3, making it less likely to occur. The temple’s construction will be robust enough to withstand earthquakes with a magnitude of greater than 8 to 10.
- The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which was established in February 2020 to oversee temple construction and other related matters, will cover all construction-related costs for the Ram Mandir. Donations for the same are cordially invited from devotees.
- Renowned architect Chandrakant Bhai Sompura created the Ram Mandir model back in 1987. The temple will be constructed in the Nagara style, per Vastu Shastra’s precepts.
- There will be a time capsule buried 200 feet below the temple structure. The main purpose of placing a time capsule is to protect the identity of the temple so that it doesn’t forget in the future.
- Every visitor to the magnificent Ram temple who was invited to the “Bhumi Pujan” ceremony received a silver coin as “prasad.” The image of Ram Darbar, which features Lord Ram, Sita, Laxman, and Hanuman, is on one side of the silver coin. The symbol of trust is on the other.
- Before the “Bhoomi Pujan” in Ayodhya, famous Indian sand artist and Padma Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik created a five-foot-tall replica of the Ram Mandir with Lord Ram on the sand at the Puri beach.
- A replica of the Ram Temple will be created by renovating the Ayodhya Railway Station. Thus, even before they visit the Ram Mandir, people will already have a glimpse of it.