Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the Ram temple in Ayodhya. PM is expected to arrive Ayodhya on October 23.
According to a press statement from the temple building committee, the three-story superstructure of the Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which includes Garbh Griha and five Mandaps on the Ground Floor, is advancing in full force.
The report states that Temple’s construction is proceeding as planned, and by December 2023, temple will be opened for worshippers to pray Lord Shri Ram.
The 6.5m (21 ft) high plinth, made of granite stone, was finished in September of this year. It is being used as the foundation for the superstructure.
The foundation was built using a system of interlocking pieces of granite, weighing a total of about 17,000 blocks and weighing two tonnes apiece. The plinth, raft, and foundation all lacked any steel. The ground floor was reached after 72 feet of three-layered constructions were completed, making the total built-up area 58,920 sqft.
Rajasthani sandstone from the Bansi Paharpur neighbourhood of Bharatpur have been used to carve the temple’s superstructure.
Modi is expected to offer pooja to Bhagwan Shri Ramlala Virajman and give him a darshan.
Prime Minister will thereafter take part in the lavish Deepotsav festivities after witnessing the magnificent aarti of Saryuji at New Ghat.