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Ayodhya Ram Mandir: A Grand Nagara Style Of Architecture

By December 28, 2023March 19th, 2024No Comments

The long wait is finally over! The Maryada Purshottam Shri Ram Janambhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya is inaugurated on Monday, 22nd January 2024. The holy pilgrimage of Ram Temple Ayodhya countdown is over, and devotees will soon be ready to visit. The Sanatani devotees from all over the world have started the countdown and are eagerly waiting to visit the Ram Janambhoomi to seek Lord Ram’s blessings. So, are you ready to explore some more information about the Ram Mandir construction?

  • Ayodhya Old Name: Saketa 
  • Ram Mandir Opening Date: 22nd January 2024 
  • Ayodhya Location: Ayodhya district, Uttar Pradesh 

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Architecture of Ayodhya Ram Mandir 

Now, you’ve been waiting for so long to see the beautiful construction of lord Rama temple. We’ll soon be able to witness the beauty of Ram Mandir. So, let’s learn about the structural forms used to build the incredible religious birthplace of Ram Ji. 

1. The Outer Structure of Ram Mandir 

The religious holy place of Hindus, Ram Mandir, is built in a Nagara style with three floors. The architects behind the construction and planning of the designs for Ram Mandir are Chandrakant Sompura, Nikhil Sompura and Ashish Sompura. Moreover, the planned construction area for Ram Mandir is expected to be 70 acres, but the primary temple area is only 2.7 acres, which includes five mandapas – Kudu, Nritya, Rang, Kirtana, and Prarthana. 

The mandir has a length of 360 feet, a width of 235 feet, and a height of 161 feet. The temple has 12 gates to enter, with 160 columns on the ground floor, 132 columns on the first floor and 74 columns on the second floor. The foundation stone of Ram Mandir was laid on 5th August 2020. The bhumi poojan was performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and that’s when the construction started. 

2. Shape and Style of Ram Mandir 

  • The mandir is designed in a Dome and symmetry-shaped structure. 
  • The Ram Mandir has been styled in the Nagara Style (Northern Style), the Vesara style and the Dravida style. 
  • The overall construction of the Mandir is done keeping in mind the rules of Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra instructions. 
  • The overall area of the mandir covers 360 pillars in total. 
  • All the stairs in the mandir are 16 feet each. 

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3. What is Ram Mandir made of? 

  • The bricks used for the foundation of Ram Mandir are two lakhs. The word Jai Sri Ram has been carved on all the bricks.  
  • The stone used for the construction is bought from the Banshi mountains in Rajasthan. 
  • The pink stone of Mirzapur is placed at the base of the mandir. 
  • The sandstones that have been used in the temple are about three lakh cubic feet. 
  • To create a strong foundation that is about 50 feet deep, 400 feet in length and 300 feet in width, approximately 50 layers of building materials, each 10 inches thick, will be laid. 

4. Interior of Ram Mandir 

  • Mandapa: The mandir will have five mandapa, which will be placed in the middle of the Garbhagriha. The mandapa will also be designed in a Nagara style. 
  • Garbhagriha: It’s a small hall or a room where all the deities will be placed. 
  • Shikhara: The overall temple will have one Shikhara, which will be in an octagonal shape. 
  • Vahana: The main deity, which is the huge statue of Lord Ram, will be placed in a straight line. 
  • Idols placed in the temple: Including all the other idols that will be placed in the mandir, the most attractive idol will be Lord Ram, which will be huge and visible from a far distance. Apart from that, the old idol of Lord Ram that was found in 1949 will also be placed in the Ram Mandir. 
  • Bells: A huge bell that will be placed inside the temple will weigh 2100 kgs and is 6ft tall and 5ft wide. Also, according to the information gathered, the bells cost 21 lakhs which is bought from Etah, Uttar Pradesh. 

5. The Concept of Vastu Purusha Mandala

The construction and the planning of Ram Mandir have been done according to the Vastu Purusha Mandala, which is one of the essential factors in Hindu Mythology. The building of all the pillars of Ram Mandir has been done according to Vastu Purusha Mandala, which is a religious yantra where there is a sacred diagram of a cosmic man.

This yantra is believed to emit positive energies and includes the ideas of magnetic waves. Also, it’s believed that Vastu Purush includes blessings and positive energy for God, elements (Earth, Air, Water, and Fire), and planets that will protect the Ram Mandir from natural destructions.

Significance of Visiting Ram Ayodhya Mandir 

The construction of the Ram Janmabhoomi Ayodhya is more like a dream come true for the Hindu community. It holds great significance because it is the birthplace of Lord Ram. Moreover, the construction of Mandir has a strong cultural heritage and a history behind it. It is a sacred place for people who are on their journey of attaining spiritual growth and success. Ram Mandir has a big role in promoting love, peace and harmony among the people. 

Moreover, apart from its religious significance, Ayodhya is also famous for its rich architectural beauty and elegance of the mandir. People from all over the world consider it to be the most auspicious place where they can attain peace of mind and purify their souls. Also, due to the construction of the Ayodhya temple, the country has also achieved good economic growth and employment for people. Mohit Pandey is the youngest Priest chosen for the Ayodhya Temple.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. What is the other name for Ram Mandir?

Apart from being named Ram Mandir, the original Ram Mandir Ayodhya temple was also named Saket or Ram Nagari.

2. What is the Ram Mandir opening date?

Ram Mandir will soon be inaugurated on 22nd January by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. The temple will be open for visitors from 23rd January.

3. What is Ram Mandir famous for?

Ram Mandir is famous for being the birthplace of Ram ji. Apart from that, it is a sacred and religious place for Hindus and has a strong cultural heritage.

4. What is the lifespan of shri ram mandir?

All the materials used for the construction of Ram Mandir have been specially bought from different sources. So, it has been informed by the trustees and the architects that the Ram Mandir has a life span of approximately 1000 years.

5. Which stone was used to build the Ram temple Ayodhya?

The stone used for the construction of Ram Temple is a special Bansi Paharpur stone, which is found in Bayana Tehsil of Bharatpur District in Rajasthan. Moreover, pink marble, which is known for its beauty and elegance, has been used for flooring.

6. Which wood is used for the construction of the doors and windows of the Ram Mandir?

The wood used for the construction of doors and windows of the Ram Mandir is  Teak wood, which is especially found in Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

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