The Ram temple in Ayodhya will be built in such a way that the sun rays will fall on the idol of Ram Lalla and illuminate its sanctum sanctorum on every Ram Navami, said Kameshwar Choupal, a member of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust. The design will be inspired by the 13th century Sun temple at Konark in Odisha, he said.
“Work is underway on a proposal to design the temple in a way that the sun rays beautify Ram Lalla’s idol in the sanctum sanctorum on every Ram Navami and consultation with scientists, astronomers and technologists is going on in this regard”, Kameshwar Choupal added.
The member said a committee consisting of experts from the National Institute of Building Construction, including the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, IIT Mumbai, and IIT Roorkee, has been formed to focus on the technical aspects related to the construction of the temple.
During the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, several aspects, including geological, geographical and ecological conditions, are being considered, he said.
Chaupal said according to the geological classification, Uttar Pradesh is prone to earthquakes, and there is a river near the temple complex while the entire area comes under the Himalayan region.
According to the committee, the sanctum sanctorum of the temple is expected to be completed by December 2023 post which it will be opened for public darshan.