In a major announcement, Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday announced that Ram Mandir will be ready by January 1, 2024. The Home Minister’s announcement came while he was in Tripura to kick-start the ‘Jan Viswas Yatra’ programme of the party in the state.
Attacking Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Tripura, Shah said, “Listen Rahul baba, I am announcing the dates for the opening of Ram Temple. Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir will be ready by January 1, 2024.”
Notably, Amit Shah’s statement came at a time when Congress attacked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for wearing saffron colour during a meet with investors in Mumbai. Taking a jibe at Yogi Adityanath, Congress leader and former Rajya Sabha member Husain Dalwai said that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister should stop wearing saffron and be more modern and only then the businesses will come to his state.
The Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust earlier in October informed that over half the construction work of the Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya is completed and the grand temple will be open for devotees in January 2024 after the installation of the idols of deities.
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also reviewed the Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra site on October 23 during his visit to the city to launch the sixth edition of the grand Deepotsav celebrations organised by the Yogi Adityanath-led state government. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is also constantly in touch with authorities and reviewing the construction work every month.
According to the statement released by the Trust, the main entrance of the temple will be ‘Singh Dwar’. Granite stones are being used in the temple area of 2.77 acres. It has been informed that there will be a total of 392 pillars in the temple and nearly 12 gates will be constructed. There will be 160 pillars in the sanctum sanctorum and 132 pillars on the first floor.
“There will be no effect of earthquakes on the temple. There is no use of bars in the temple, work is being done to connect stones with copper leaves. Five temples will be built within the temple walls and Panchdev temple will be constructed. Also, Surya Dev Temple and Vishnu Devta Temple are being built,” the statement added.
A lion gate will be constructed at the front entrance of the temple while the dance pavilion, the colour pavilion and the esoteric pavilion will be constructed in front of it.