Mind-blowing Facts About Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir

Ayodhya's Ram Temple

Ram Janmabhoomi

Ayodhya, the Ram Janmabhoomi (the location of Prabhu Shri Ram’s birth), is wonderful to encounter divine energies. The city is situated on the banks of the holy river Saryu and is one of the most revered cities, as it is the abode of several temples. 

Ayodhya, also known as Saket, holds an ancient association with the epic Ramayana, narrating the great valour story of Shri Ram and the rule of his father, Raja Dashratha. One of the most phenomenal temple constructions is in progress in Ayodhya. The construction of Ayodhya Ram Mandir is happening on the ground site where Prabhu Shri Ram had taken birth. Many people still eagerly want to know more about the temple and what to expect while it undergoes construction.

Some relevant and important historical facts about Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir are still unknown. The facts that make the temple more glorious. Let’s explore!

 

One of the largest temple in India: 

As per its design structure, Ayodhya Ram Mandir will be one of the largest temple in India. According to the Sompura family, who designed the temple’s structure, the temple’s height would be approximately 161 feet, along with 28,000 square feet of area.

Special bricks in construction: 

Some of these bricks, known as “Ram Shilas,” are old and have not seen use for more than 30 years. The temple will be two stories with a height of 128 feet, where the ground floor will depict the life events of Prabhu Shriram, the story about his birth and childhood, and the first floor will depict the “Ram Darbaar.”

Special bricks
Printed Bricks

Childhood form of Shri Ram

The Ram Lalla statue in the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, portraying Lord Rama as a child, carries a multifaceted significance. Firstly, it honours Ayodhya as Rama’s birthplace, emphasizing his initial connection to the city. Secondly, the child form embodies the concept of innocence and inherent purity, revered qualities in Hinduism. This portrayal aligns with various Hindu scriptures that celebrate the childhoods of divine figures.

 

No use of iron & steel in construction: 

Numerous sources report that the construction of the Ram Mandir will exclude the use of steel or iron. The temple will use stones exclusively, with copper, white cement, and wood substituting iron.

Time capsule below the temple:

According to the sources, the authorities will place a time capsule 2000 feet below the ground right below the temple. Placing a time capsule serves the primary purpose of preserving the temple’s identity, ensuring that it remains remembered in the future.

Time capsule
Time Capsule

A unique feature of the temple: 

  • The ground level narrates Lord Ram’s life across three floors, covering 2.7 acres.
  • In contrast, the first floor immerses visitors in the majesty of Lord Ram’s Darbaar, constructed from Bansi Paharpur, a pink sandstone from Rajasthan’s Bharatpur.
  • This temple measures 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and reaches a height of 161 feet, including the top. With three floors and twelve gates, it is a spectacular example of architectural magnificence.
  • According to reports, the consecration ceremony on August 5 was conducted using holy water from 150 rivers throughout India.
  • Pilgrims Facility Centre has a 25,000 capacity to provide medical and locker facilities to the pilgrims.
  • Separate sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant, fire service, and independent power station.

 

The Ram Mandir is more than just a structure; it’s a vibrant tapestry woven from architectural brilliance, symbolism, and devotion. As the construction reaches its final stages, it stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Indian culture and a symbol of hope and unity for millions.

Are You Interested To Ram Janmabhoomi Trip?

SRMPR Railways provides the circuit train trip to Ayodhya and Kashi. You can visit Ayodhya’s Ram temple under the trip itinerary.

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