Lucknow: 70% construction of the Ram Temple at Sri Ram Janmabhoomi has been completed. The pillars of the shrine are built up to 14 feet high. The construction of the temple will be completed in three phases. The first phase will be completed by August 2023, the second phase will start in December 2024 and the temple construction will be completed in 2025.
The darshan-pooja can begin at the temple in January 2024. So far about Rs 800 crore have been spent on the construction of the temple. The total cost is estimated to be around Rs.1800 crores.
Apart from the shrine, 5 more mandapams are being prepared. The wall of the shrine of the temple has been completed. After the muhurta darshan at the shrine, the pooja on the baby form of Lord Rama will begin. A new stone idol of Ramlallah is also being prepared.
All the 100 incidents of Lord Rama’s life will be exhibited in the temple under the leadership of the famous writer, Yatin Mishra. According to the engineer related to the construction of the Ram temple, the work on the lower floor of the temple has started. The work on the walls of the shrine and mandapam is in progress. The total length of the walls surrounding the temple is 762 meters. There will be 4 temples at the four corners of the wall surrounding the temple. Lion shaped doors will be made for the entrance.
The construction of six pillars in the shrine is also in progress. They are being made from the Makrana marble. Marble pillars are made by joining the pieces together. These pillars will be 19.3 feet tall. Also, the floor, arches, railings and door frames of the main temple’s sanctum will be made of white Makrana marble. The sanctum sanctorum of the Ram temple will be constructed in December, and a 3-feet tall baby idol will also be placed here.
Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Theertha Temple Trust plans to open the temple for devotees from January 2024. Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Temple Trust member Anil Mishra said that the trust has enough funds to build the temple.