Ram Mandir panel finalises the design of temple sanctum sanctorum

Updated on Nov 27, 2022 04:55 AM IST

The Ram Temple Construction Committee is being headed by former bureaucrat Nripendra Misra and includes professor Pradeep Kumar, director of CBRI- Roorkee and its former director professor Gopal Krishnan, besides other experts. Ashish Sompura, the architect of the temple, is also a part of this team.

The Ram temple is likely to be opened for public in December 2023. (PTI)
The Ram temple is likely to be opened for public in December 2023. (PTI)
By, Lucknow

A team of experts has finalised the design of the under-construction sanctum sanctorum of Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, which is likely to be opened for public in December 2023, people familiar with the matter said.

“The sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Mandir is being designed in such a way that sunrays fall on Ram Lalla on every Ram Navami at noon,” said Champat Rai, general secretary of the temple trust.

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The Ram Temple Construction Committee is being headed by former bureaucrat Nripendra Misra and includes professor Pradeep Kumar, director of CBRI- Roorkee and its former director professor Gopal Krishnan, besides other experts. Ashish Sompura, the architect of the temple, is also a part of this team.

According to the people cited above, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested to the temple trust that the sanctum sanctorum be constructed on the lines of Odisha’s Konark Sun temple, so that sunlight falls directly on the deity.

The sanctum sanctorum of the Ram temple is part of the superstructure which is under construction at present, Rai said.

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“This superstructure of Ram temple is being constructed using carved sandstones from Rajasthan’s Bansi Paharpur district,” he added.

“Around 4.75 lakh cubic feet of Bansi Paharpur stones will be used for the temple’s superstructure. At present, approximately 50 per cent of stones have been carved and are available for use,” Rai said.

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    Pawan Dixit has been a journalist for over a decade. He has extensively covered eastern UP for around five years, covered 2012 UP assembly polls, 2014 Lok Sabha polls while being stationed in Varanasi. Now, in Lucknow, he covers outstation political assignments, reports special cases from district court, high court and state information commission

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