Ayodhya: The idol of Lord Ram will be placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the Grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya around January 14, 2024, Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Secretary General Champat Rai said on Monday.
He said that the ground floor of the grand temple currently under construction will be ready by the end of next year, i.e. December 2023. “The meeting of the construction committee of Ram Mandir The ground floor of the temple (Ram Mandir) will be ready by December 2023 and after 15 days i.e. around January 14, 2024, the idol of Lord Ram will be installed in the temple,” Rai said.
Earlier, the Ram Mandir Trust meeting was held at the Circuit House in Ayodhya, during which discussions were held on mainly three topics. The construction cost of the temple was one of them, which after an 18-month deliberation was estimated at Rs 1,800 crore.
The cost has been revised in the past which was previously Rs 400 Crore.
“A Shri Ram Janamabhoomi trust meeting was held. We discussed the construction expenses of the Ram temple and it was estimated at Rs 1,800 crore which may be changed later. The rules of the trust and other statues to be installed in the temple were also discussed,” Rai said.
“When the construction of the temple started, the cost of it could not be decided. Upon examination, it appeared that its cost might reach Rs 400 crore. cost kept changing.Discussions went on for 18 months and it appeared that its cost could reach around Rs 1,800 crore which could be changed later.Discussions were held on rules and regulations to be followed in the The rules have finally been finalized,” he added.
The building construction committee meeting is held monthly.
The foundation stone for the construction of the ‘Garbha Griha’ of the Ram temple or the sanctum sanctorum of the temple was laid by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath in June this year.
The construction of Lord Ram’s temple in Ayodhya continues at a rapid pace. On August 5, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Ram Temple and since then the construction work of the temple has been continuing.
The five-judge bench of the Constitution of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (now retired) had on November 9, 2019 delivered its unanimous verdict that the land of Ayodhya where once stood Babri Masjid belonged to Ram Lalla. (ANI)