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Top 20 Interesting Facts About Ram Mandir You Should Know!

Ram Mandir inauguration ceremony was held on 22 January 2024, Welcoming the Ram Lala or Pran Prathistha of Shree Ram idol. Our honorable president, P.M. Narender Modi was invited as the chief guest for this auspicious occasion. This day has been recognized as a renowned festival in the whole country. 

The Hindu Temple, Ram Ayodhya Temple, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, is one of the most outstanding structures constructed. The Ram Temple has been built on the same plot of land where Lord Rama was born.

Ayodhya, also known as Saket, is a historic city related with the epic narrative Ramayana: Shri Ram’s great heroic story and the reign of his father Raja Dashratha. One of the most amazing temple constructions has now been completed in the city of Ayodhya. The Ayodhya Ram Mandir is being built on the same plot of land where Prabhu Shri Ram was born. Many people are still curious about the temple and what may be expected while it is under construction. We know you are, as well!!

Given the continuous development to form the temple into a design created by the Sompura Family, a temple ceremony was held on August 5, 2020. The ritual includes Bhoomi Pujan, a key event during the festivity. Nonetheless, hundreds of people from across the hamlet had arrived to see the ritual, with a photo of the temple and its structure circulating on various social media feeds.

Ram Mandir

Let us now discuss the most awaiting topic and the main focus of the blog, “20 interesting facts about Ram Temple”.

Interesting Ram Mandir Facts

Here are 20 interesting facts about Ram Temple: –

  • The 2-storey Mandir is built in the traditional Nagara style using pink sandstone from Mirzapur and the hills of the Bansi-Paharpur area in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district.
  • Ayodhya, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is historically significant as the birthplace of Lord Rama, in Hinduism. The city’s historical opens up the religion and belief of people in Lord Shree Ram. This city also points up the sacred pilgrimage site.
  • The main temple covers up an area of 2.67 acres. The Ram Mandir consists of 390 pillars, 46 doors, and 5 mandaps that enhances its beauty and respect of the culture.
  • A time capsule buried 2000 feet below the temple will include a copper plate imprinted with information about the temple, Lord Ram, and Ayodhya, preserving the temple’s identity for future generations.
  • The inclusion of holy soil from 2587 regions represents spiritual union, as each particle connects different regions in a tapestry of communal faith. This foundation increases the temple’s culture and region, hence providing respect to our Indian culture.
20 interesting facts about Ram Temple
  • One of the important sacred rock, Shaligram rock representing Lord Vishnu in Hindu culture has also been taken into construction process which was found in Nepal’s Gandaki River. Thus, adding religious and spiritual beliefs in the Indian culture.
  • The Mandir complex had featured temples dedicated to Maharishi Valmiki, Maharishi Vashishtha, Maharshi Vishwamitra, Maharshi Agastya, Nishad Raj, and Mata Shabri in future phases.
  • According to multiple sources of Uttar Pradesh news, the Ram Mandir has been entirely made of stone. No steel or iron has been used in the construction of the temple. Even the building supervisor stated that no iron had been used, but instead copper, rock, and wood will be used to depict a proper historical monument.
  • A 21ft-high granite plinth protects against ground dampness (means protecting against the ground moisture).
  • A Pilgrim Facility Centre (PFC) with a capacity of 25,000 people is built. It will give pilgrims with medical and locker amenities.
  • The mandir is being built utilizing traditional and indigenous technologies, with a focus on environmental and water conservation. 70% of the 71-acre land remains green.
  • Ram Mandir makes a valuable mark in Ayodhya. A place that will now have a significant mark on those who didn’t know about it before. According to sources, the entire town has been gone through a makeover. Starting from new advancements and other projects, PM Modi is all set to bring out expansion projects that are worth 500 Crores.
  • Each of the 390 pillars is adorned with 16 to 28 deity idols. The walls have the carvings of mythological figures.
  • In 2022, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra predicted that the great Ram temple will cost ₹1,800 crore to build and that was the actual cost of construction of Ram Mandir.
  • To ensure consistency, only one artist carves each pillar. Odisha’s workers had carved the pillars, while Rajasthan artisans work on the marble flooring and walls.
Ram Mandir has Marble flooring
  • The Sompura family’s great tradition of temple workmanship lends a feeling of continuity to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir. Their relationship with one of the world’s valuable temples, such as Somnath, gives historical and artistic value to the current project, bringing up a lot of cultural belief in the Hindu people.
  • According to its design prepared by Sompura family, the Ram Mandir is considered to be the India’s largest temple. The Temple’s height is approximately 161 feet, with an area of 28,000 square feet.
  • During a visit to Ayodhya, a Sri Lankan team presented a rock from the ancient Ashok Vatika garden, where Ravan held Sita captive.
  • Bricks, particularly those with “Shri Ram” inscriptions, has been utilized to construct the temple. Some of these bricks are old and have not been used in over 30 years, hence they are also known as “Ram Shilas“.

Final Thoughts

I hope you find this blog relevant and of your interest. The facts told above are well searched before written.

Overall, Ram Temple construction is of great significance for our nation and for our culture. And this day of its inauguration will always be remarkable for the whole Hinduism community. Ram Mandir not only increase the belief of people religion but also preserve the religion for our coming generation also.

Now I would like to ask you all about how you feel about the construction of Ram Mandir as many of the positive reviews will increase its significance and value overall.

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